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The aunt of a friend was 52 when she gave birth!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, September 30, 2006 | 0 comments

All of the following have (age at birth of last child):
My Aunt (age 44)
That friend's mom (49!!!!! -- after never having been pg ever!!!)
And the most amazing of all: the aunt of another friend -- who was 52 when she gave birth (in a time and place when DE was most definitely not an option). I don't think there are enough exclamation points for that.


Morgaine - IVF pregnancy at 40 and surprise pregnancy at 44


Yes, I'm pregnant at 45 with my own egg. Ironically, this is after "giving up" on my own eggs (after 2 m/c since I was 40) and having a baby in Jan of 2004 from donor eggs. We weren't using birth control (and I was nursing) and then my period was late around Thanksgiving.

When DH and I saw the +++ on the hpt, we were in shock, but at the same time we fully expected this pregnancy would end in miscarriage like the 2 before our DE child. Well, here I am at 19.5 weeks and we've also gotten word that my amnio results are perfect!!! We are pleasantly pleased with our "surprise" pregnancy.

I honestly thought it was impossible for me to have any good eggs left. I guess all I can say is that it can happen.


Pregnant at 45 - I just found out I am 5 weeks pregnant (naturally!) after years of trying and expensive fertility treatments. After looking at all the statistics, I am REALLY depressed! Is there anyone out there than can give me encouraging news?


15 months ago delivered at 46 - I became pregnant naturally at 45, after a successful IVF at 43/44 with my son. The statistics are actually in favour of a healthy child. - Dianne


2794 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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