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My Grandmother had 3 children in her 40's, the last at 48.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, July 16, 2006 | 0 comments

My Great Aunt had a baby at 43. My Grandmother had 3 children in her 40's, with the last at 48. My sister had her only child at 43. (although she died of SIDS at 3 months) No one in my known family history has ever gone thru menopause before their mid 50's. I keep telling myself that I have reason to hope. I think you do too!


My Ob/gyn told me almost a year ago that he had lots of women in their 40's giving birth. So, as long as I was still cycling on a regular basis, I had a good chance.


June, 47, UK - I am currently 11 weeks pregnant having conceived naturally at the age of 47. I will be 2 weeks short of my 48th birthday when I deliver.


Sandy, 49, Kansas, US - Hi, I find myself pregnant at 49! My 50th birthday is on the near horizon....this pregnancy was un-planned.


My great aunt had her first child a boy at 48, and her second a girl at 50. I thought that she adopted, but my dad confirmed that she was pregnant, unassisted, with both children.

Posted By j on 2005-10-19


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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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