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My grandma had her last one at 44

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, July 06, 2006 | 0 comments

I guess I just don't know anyone who has had a baby past 42, and the ones I do know who had them at 42 both did IVF. Well, other than my grandma who had her last one at 44. My Dr. told me he only occasionally sees anyone older than 42 who gets pregnant naturally, and very rarely past 44.


Catherine, you can add me to your over 44 and pregnant list. I will be 45 on Nov. 1 and told myself that I would stop TTC when I hit 45. God has blessed me with this miracle and I pray with all my heart that I have a healthy little bean growing inside me.
- Julie (44), DH (30), DS (2), Angel Babies 8/01, 2/02, 12/04


My grandmother had her fifth and last child (naturally) at 47 having been told in her 30's that she could never have children. Unfortunately I never met her, but I gather she sat around a lot and drank umpteen cups of tea - Posted by Anna Pollard


I had an uncle whose wife was either 50 or 51 when she had her 12th child in the 1960's. They had grown up family, some of who were married and had families of their own. - Posted by Elizabeth Reynolds


While it is often difficult to find out the truth about celebrities' mid-life pregnancies, as we often suspect they had ART, and used donor eggs to conceive, there are a few celebrities who have conceived their mid-life babies naturally....

Singer Kenny Loggins' wife Julia gave birth to her second child, a daughter, Hana in 1997 at the age of 43. Hana's was not only an unassisted home birth but the Loggins conceived after following Niravi's Whole Person Fertility Programme ( totally holistic, natural) ....

Yoko Ono, widow of former Beatle John Lennon gave birth at the age 43 to their son Sean. Ono and Lennon had consulted with an 80 year old Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner on the West coast who recommended they used herbs and dietary changes to improve their overall health after Ono experienced several miscarriages and a stillbirth. Ono was able to conceive naturally several months later and carried Sean to term....

It is reported that Madonna is using Ayurvedic medicine (a 3000-year old natural system based on herbs and diet from India) to help her naturally conceive her third child at the age of 45 with husband Guy Ritchie. Madonna stays fit practicing Ashtanga yoga and reportedly eats a completely organic diet. Madonna gave birth to daughter Lourdes at age 38 and son Rocco at 41.


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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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