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47-year-old South African became pregnant for the first time

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, September 21, 2006 | 0 comments

There’s the story of Tamar, a 47-year-old South African who became pregnant for the first time after praying at the Wailing Wall for 40 consecutive days. For a year before she conceived, her husband would periodically feel a weight in his abdomen. When he meditated, the weight would tell him: “We are your unborn children.” After a year, his wife became pregnant with twins.


Right before I left I thanked [my doctor] for not laughing in my face - he said that he has two women in his practice who are ready to give birth who are 47+ who conceived naturally - He thought he understood why having a child was so important to me - It isn't impossible, it does happen. - Sharon


My sister got pregnant her first month TTC (2 months before her 45th birthday). Her amnio results were good and she's on track for a spring delivery.


But mom had her last at 41, and my aunt had her last at 50, so perhaps heredity is on my side if nothing else is.


I was just reading an older note on this link "over 40" written by Lisa, dated August 19 -- She wrote that she conceived at 44 and had her first baby at 45 and back in August, she states she IS PREGNANT AGAIN!! WOW! So she conceived twice from age 44 on... Hope her 2nd one is successful. So it is possible --I’m sure there’s more ladies on here with other stories. If I get pregnant soon --- it will be my first at 43 or 44. - Ann


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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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