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My mom had my brother at 44.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, July 15, 2006 | 0 comments

I get tired of the hype too... I sometimes feel like calling the TV stations and saying, "ummm.... check your facts!" My mom was married at 39, had me at 40, my sister at 41, my brother at 44. That was in the early 1960's.


I had my 4th boy at 37, 5th at 40, and 6th at 44. All naturally conceived.


We just had our second boy in Oct. at age 44 (first was born when I was 39). Both were conceived naturally, had generally problem free pregnancies, and both children are healthy.


My Mom told me a story about my baby shower. They had friends who were about their age, mid-forties, who had tried for years to have a baby with no success. The husband had been told that if he rubbed the baby's presents at the shower, he and his wife would have a baby and so, red faced, that is just what he did. Nine months later, they had a baby girl.


I also saw a fertility specialist yesterday for the first time. He is seeing more and more women in their 40s and he delivered a 44 and a 46 year old who both had healthy babies last week. He also told me that he used to prescribe Clomid to older women who are ovulating (which I am) but in 4 years not one of those women conceived on Clomid. They all conceived naturally after Clomid! I left feeling my faith was renewed and so much less obsessed than I had been feeling. This is the first doctor I have spoken with who believes in us. In us women 40+ who want to conceive. He says...YES WE CAN!


2,462 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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