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I am 46 years old & just found out I'm pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, August 20, 2006 | 1 comments

I am 46 years old and just found out I'm pregnant. One minute I'm happy and the next I'm scared. - Lynn


I too am 46 and found myself pregnant late September. I had years of infertility, one ovary and now an adopted 17 year old and an 8 year old conceived via AI. I had very mixed feelings.

I am turning 45 in 2 weeks and am due Jan 8,2006. I too was rather surprised to find myself pregnant, but excited as well. To say I was worried would be not strong enough and had all the tests one can have. I am pleased to say that all is well and all signs are showing that my husband and I are about to deliver a healthy baby girl.

I am 45, almost 46, and just found out I was pregnant last week. I am going through the exact same emotions as you. One minute I am really excited and the next minute I'm scared. Mostly I'm scared. Really scared. I can barely believe I'm pregnant at this age.


This pregnancy was a huge (welcome) surprise. I'm 44 (will be 45 in November), and my husband 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. - Denise


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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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  1. Wow, I had no idea this situation was this common. As the comments suggest, I would guess that the emotional side of dealing with this is often just as significant as the physical. Good luck to all!
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