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This pregnancy was a huge (welcome) surprise. I'm 44 (45 in November)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, July 19, 2006 | 1 comments

I'm also due April 16, 2006! This pregnancy was a huge (welcome) surprise. I'm 44 (will be 45 in November), and dh and I were stunned. We have a 22-month old son, conceived through IVF/de after we were told "on our own" would be virtually impossible. The statistics the doctors present are not encouraging for women in their 40s. But I'm here to say that it does happen! I'm 12 weeks along and finally the nausea seems to be lessening. Looking forward to following everyone's stories! - Denise


I am 44 years old, soon to be 45 and was wondering how many of you are my age and pregnant? I am about 5and a half weeks and am not feeling very symptomatic... I have a 5 year old and a 21 month old and at first was not thrilled about this but after 2 weeks of digesting the situation, I would like to have this baby... I had 3 miscarriages between the two children, so needless to say, I am worried...I will be going in for the fetal heart check with abdominal ultrasound on Tuesday ... Barb


I'm 47, 8 weeks pregnant. I've got an 18 year old and a 15 month old. I delivered him a month before I turned 46. We went through 4 miscarriages trying to get our little guy, so I know how scary this can be. My pregnancy was no problem whatsoever. I did flunk the AFP for downs, but a level II ultrasound showed a perfectly healthy baby. I've had 2 ultrasounds so far. The first just showed a sac with the "beginnings" of a baby. The second one showed baby and heartbeat (big relief) but the heart rate was 91. I go tomorrow to see how everything is progressing. - Becky


I'm 46 and 33 weeks pregnant. So far it was not much different than 20 years ago with my first pregnancy. - Vanessa


I am 45 and just found out that I am pregnant with my 5th child! I am shocked. I was having menopausal symptoms and just decided to test because I kept feeling that my period was going to start, but it never did! After calming down, I decided to start eating right and enjoying this baby just like I do all the other kids. But, I can't sleep at night because I am so nervous to be pregnant at 45, almost 46.


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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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