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Mother & Baby mag: I gave birth at 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, July 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Image: True Life Stories: I Gave Birth at 47, posted by Ann WilkinsonPeople said I must have been mad to have Jake at my age, but I was healthy and felt ready, so I followed my heart.

Steve and I met in our forties.

I had been told I couldn't have more children, but I became pregnant by accident when I was 45.

But we had a miscarriage at 12 weeks, and then had 7 more losses.

We are relishing the thought of teaching Jake everything we know.

We want him to have a full and fantastic life.

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I Gave Birth at 47


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Image: Who Else Wants to Have a Baby over 40? The Keys to Pregnancy Over 40, by Deborah Lynn WhiteWho Else Wants to Have a Baby over 40?
by Deborah Lynn White

-- Are you afraid you might never be able to have a baby? I was, especially after losing my first baby at age 44 to a miscarriage.

When I was younger, I assumed getting pregnant was supposed to come naturally. It didn't by a long shot.

Does this sound like you?

You want a baby of your own. You have spent years in your career and now realize you need to try to have a baby NOW.

Maybe you thought you would meet and marry the right man and then have kids. You never found him and now you’re over 40. He never showed up.

Lots of other women over 40 have gotten pregnant – you can too! This is not a story about extreme trauma and loss but one of perseverance and hope. I have not been through IVF or anything more invasive than IUI.

I don’t have a story of extreme devastation to tell. I had heartache and miscarriage, but got pregnant and had a healthy baby at 45.

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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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