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My friend found out she was pregnant at 45.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, July 12, 2006 | 0 comments

My friend just found out she was pregnant at 45. She was doing acupuncture and herbs after trying everything (IVF, injectables with IUI) and it worked!


There is a women at Angelica's herbs who puts together special herb teas for women trying to get pregnant. She laughed when I told her I was 43, she said the last women she gave the teas to was 49 and now has a baby !!


Yes, I actually went to one of Randine's workshops and she doesn't believe in Pilates but I don't really think she knows anything about it. My friend who has 3 children, all conceived in her forties, swears by it. I did get pregnant when I did it for a few weeks, but had a miscarriage. I think it strengthens the pelvic area and aligns the spine.


I did point out before about OB's being more optimistic than RE's. And that's because they see plenty of older women who come in who are already pregnant. I love this OB because he is so optimistic about this stuff. When I saw him last year for my annual check-up (when I was 44), he asked me if I was going to have more children. I asked him if I had time for another and he said that I had time for one or TWO more. This time, he seemed totally [unconcerned] when I told him that we were trying. When I left, he said "happy hunting."

He said that as long as you are still ovulating, you have good eggs left. He said that no woman produces 12 "good" eggs per year. Even if she is 22 years old. A younger woman might ovulate 10 good eggs a year. An older woman will have fewer. Maybe only 6 cycles a year, or only 4, or maybe only 2. But in his view, if you just hang in there and keep trying, you'll pop out an egg capable of being fertilized, implanting and growing into a healthy baby.


I was thinking and forgot to share that - my stepbrother Joseph was born when his mother was 45. He was the 7th child and his mother was told she was missing her period 2 months due to menopause. Wrong! Pregnant! Normal pregnancy & delivery in 1966. Add it if you'd like. - JenniferAC From FF 40's TTC


2,442 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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