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Dr says perfectly possible to have a baby, right up to your 50's

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, August 28, 2006 | 0 comments

Saw the doctor. He explained it all to me so nicely - he said you're not so young, it is perfectly possible for you to have a baby, right up to your 50's. But, just now, your eggs have forgotten what to do & the Clomid makes you fire out several eggs at a time, in the hope that one of them will get fertilised and remember what to do! I thought this was so nice & logical..

Anyway, what do you know !! I'm 7 weeks 5 days [pregnant]. I know it is way too early to be telling the world etc., but, I'm just so happy & I do feel that this will be ok - I hope so, anyway. First ultra scan showed a little heartbeat (6 weeks 4 days) which is a good sign - Lindy, 45


I am currently pregnant with IVF twins. -- Delores, 52


I never had a child until I was 43, then I have been able to get pregnant again on my third cycle one year later. I had Greyson on Oct 31, 2004, by c-section. We had to wait a year because of that. I went off birth control in July and got pregnant a day before his first birthday this year. I am now 44 and seven weeks pregnant. So it can surely happen.

This was after 21 years of being told I was unlikely to become pregnant. It was all natural as we did not believe in going the infertility route. So, by some miracle, I am living proof it's possible.


My mom remarried when I was about 2 and my brother was 3. After 4 years of TTC she went in to the doctor and they couldn't find anything wrong with her. Tests showed that my step father's sperm couldn't swim and the count was too low. I think the chance of her becoming pregnant. was one in a thousand chances. (something like that)

My mom gave up her dream of having more children because she couldn't go through any more. It took her 15 to come to terms with this and with God, and guess what.... she got a beautiful, healthy, happy baby girl. She was 45 years old when she was born.


I was tested with an FSH of 15 (Dr. said not good!!! That it was like spitting in the wind). I begged (literally) to let me try Clomid anyway. And I kept believing!!!!!

I conceived at age 44 and had my baby at almost age 45!!! It was a perfectly normal pregnancy and he is healthy and normal.


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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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