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Last week I had a 47y old patient having her SURPRISE baby.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, July 21, 2006 | 0 comments

Just last week I had a 47 year old patient having her SURPRISE baby. Get this...she thought she was going into menopause because her period stopped. LOL....guess she was totally shocked to find out she was very much pregnant! But, it is a day to day occurrence for me as an OB nurse to take care of 40+ moms EVERY DAY. And the real shocker...most haven't had the benefit of medical intervention. They just got pregnant!


My 44 year old friend just had a baby girl. Her FSH was usually around 30. It was 17 on CD2 the month she got pregnant - low stim. natural pregnancy ...meaning she took a little Gonal F and Cetrotide that month. She had done 3 or 4 IVF all BFN. She followed Randine Lewis' diet, stress reduction, supplements....She thinks LIT may have been an important key. LIT is an immune therapy like IVIG - Micha


I went to my hairdresser at the weekend and she is pregnant, she’s 43 and will be 44 having the baby, due at Christmas. When you see stories like these and all the ones you have gathered Catherine, there must be literally millions, only a very small population log onto this board so how many do we not know about?


Here is another - the woman who comes to help me clean up my house 2x a month, asked me yesterday, are you going to try to get pregnant again? I said we are trying! But I’m old, so who knows. She said, keep trying! My mom had me when she was 45 - didn’t think she could get pregnant so didn’t use birth control anymore, all her sibs are like 10+ years older - So, another to add to the list... Catherine


A very good friend of mine is expecting her tenth...she will be 48 when this baby is born in the Spring. They have married children and have been praying and hoping for another baby for the past eight years.


2,462 stories of Pregnancy & Birth over 44 years old!



About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost our precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted there will be no more babies in our house.

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