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I'm 47, 8 weeks pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 0 comments

Image: Newborn Baby, by Mike/mykul0rr on PixabayI am 47 years old and 8 weeks pregnant.

I also have an 18-year-old daughter and a 15-month-old son.

I delivered my 15-month-old a month before I turned 46 years old.

We went through four miscarriages trying to get our little guy, so I know how scary this can be.

My pregnancy with him was no problem whatsoever.

I did flunk the AFP [Alpha-fetoprotein test] for Down Syndrome, but a level II ultrasound showed we had a perfectly healthy baby.

- Becky

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I am soon to be 45 years old, and was wondering how many of you are my age and pregnant?

I am about five and a half weeks and am not feeling very symptomatic...

I have a five-year-old son and a 21-month-old daughter, and at first, I was not thrilled about this new pregnancy.

But after two weeks of digesting the situation, I very much would like to have this baby...

--Barb

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I will be 44 years old when I deliver - if I am lucky to carry this little one(s).

I still remember when I delivered my last baby, the nurse said, Oh, it is so nice to finally take care of someone who is not young enough to be my daughter!

Well, I don't think it was meant as a compliment, but I really didn't care at that point - as I had a new healthy baby boy!

- Tricia

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I'm 46 years old and 33 weeks pregnant.

So far it has not been much different than 20 years ago with my first pregnancy.

- Vanessa

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I am 45 years old and just found out I am pregnant with my fifth child!

I am shocked!

I was having menopausal symptoms, and just decided to test because I kept feeling my period was going to start, but it never did!

But, I can't sleep at night because I am so nervous to be pregnant at 45, almost 46 years old.


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Catherine

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 that 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 that there will be no more babies in our house.

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