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My midwife had a beautiful baby girl when she was 46.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, July 22, 2006 | 0 comments

My midwifery mentor had a beautiful baby girl when she was 46.


Just found out I am pregnant at 44!!! My husband and I are still shocked (but thrilled) to find out that we are expecting. Have to go for a sonogram tomorrow, but the doctor estimates we are about 4 to 5 weeks. I have been through multiple surgeries, endometriosis, adhesions etc over the past 20 years and never thought it could happen. As a matter of fact we have two beautiful babies (what we call in the adoption world) "virtual twins" adopted from the country of Kazakhstan in 2/2003 that are now 2 1/2 years old!!! I can't believe we (god willing) will have another baby!


If your friend wants facts I would add the fact that having a baby at a later age and breastfeeding it actually lessens the likelihood of osteoporosis for the mother - just so she knows there are positive and beneficial things associated with late motherhood too (apart from having a child, obviously)


One of my husband's colleagues have just announced they are pregnant for the first time, he is 43, she 44 and they are expecting.... TWINS!!! - Chandra


I used to be a midwife and the oldest Mum I saw was 49 - all went well as far as I can recall. - Aragon


2,487 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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