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My dr is delivering 6 women from 42-46 years old this month!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, July 13, 2006 | 0 comments

I went for my annual today with my Gyn. I told him that I went to the RE that he referred me to and had a small % chance of success without help and only a slightly higher chance with injectibles, all based on a high FSH. He told me that REs typically give answers based on statistics. He strongly encouraged me to do the injectibles for a month or two before I gave up.

He told me that this month was unique at his practice, as he would be delivering 6 babies with mothers from 42-46 years old! The one that was 46 was having her first and got pregnant naturally!! He said he has lots of 40's mothers to be but usually does not have this many due in the same month. He assured me that I was very healthy and he felt that I had a good chance of getting pregnant. I said,"yeah, well maybe I have one good egg somewhere." He said, "Oh, I think you have a few." Very positive words from him!


Thanks to Almighty God - I'm Pregnant!!!!!!! And thank you ladies for all of your help and support during this journey of trying to conceive. For those of you who are not familiar with me, I just turned 44. I have a beautiful 2 yr old son and a great husband. This is actually my 5th pregnancy. My last pregnancy being a year ago with a loss at 6 1/2weeks right after my birthday. It has taken us 12 loooooong cycles or 10months to conceive this one.

In July I started acupuncture and Chinese herbs at the Eastern Harmony clinic in Houston. This was after much frustration with TTC and no hope given by my Western ob/gyn. I would not have even known about it though if it wasn't for you ladies that give so much wonderful information on this board. So I guess I want to really thank all of you for your help and inspiration and for steering me toward this option of acupuncture. I can not prove that it worked ladies but something certainly did and I am convinced that it definitely put me back into a fertile state.


My good friend just sent me an email "Pregnancy". I open it and there is a photo of her. She just turned 45 and they weren't planning on having children, but weren't preventing because they didn't think they needed to.


[My doctor] also said today that women of "mature" years....(he said something way nicer though) are the best patients as they are way calmer and not freaking out over every little thing...What a sweetie...!!! He has a patient that is delivering around the same time as I am at 45 and it was all natural and he said she's doing awesome he said...


Today's paper had an article about local older woman-younger man couples. Married 9 years, Shirley is 55 and Jeremy is 43. When they met, he had an 8 year old daughter, she had 2 grown daughters. Shirley said her daughters were against the relationship at first, but Jeremy says his family was supportive. A bigger shock to all, though, came when Shirley became pregnant at 47. Their son, Benjamin, is now 7 years old.


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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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