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Welcome to menopause at 45! 10m later I am pregnant!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, August 19, 2006 | 0 comments

I am in total and complete shock. I was peri-menopausal, had lots of symptoms even had hot flashes. I went to the gyno and was told, "Welcome to menopause!"

Well, here I am 10 months later and I am pregnant!! I got pregnant during peri-menopause!!! I am 45 years old, never been able to get pregnant before, not even with fertility treatments. I had given up all hopes of ever getting pregnant and my husband and I have started making plans for our retirement. I went to the doctor this morning because I could not believe that I am pregnant and they confirmed the pregnancy. - Susan


OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to describe the maternal and fetal outcomes of pregnancies in women > or = 45 years old at delivery.

RESULTS: Seventy-nine cases were identified among 126,500 births, with an incidence of 0.63 per 1000 births. Maternal ages were 45 (n = 44), 46 (n = 21), and > or = 47 (n = 14) years. Three of the conceptions were assisted, including both twin gestations.

CONCLUSIONS: In women > 45 years old at delivery maternal and fetal outcomes were generally good,


I had twins 3 years ago after IVF at the age of 44.


Welcome to “the surprises and blessings of life"! I am 45 also but not with my first. By the way I am now in the middle of a critical pregnancy due to having an amniocentesis that ruptured my membranes. Now at 21 weeks my baby looks great and shows no markers for anything wrong, but I am now carrying him in very little fluid which is dangerous and will most likely make me deliver preterm. - Kerry


Julinda [44] - I'll be 30 weeks pregnant tomorrow, and so far everything has been just great and the doctors have settled down a bit although they're still treating me like I am bound to have some kind of problem! I had my first at 37 so was no spring chicken even then, but this time I have spent time thinking, "I'll be 62 when this baby graduates from high school." Well, hopefully he and my other son will be good students and get lots of scholarships so I can retire at a reasonable age!


2,618 stories of Pregnancy & Birth over 44 years old!



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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