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Here I am at 45, pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, September 11, 2006 | 0 comments

I have two grown children and remarried at 40. My husband and I pretty much gave up on getting pregnant. I was having hot flashes, night sweats, etc. Here I am at 45, pregnant and expecting to deliver in early May. I was told that because of my age, the chances of the baby having Downs was 1 in 18. After having the nuchal translucency screening and blood-work done, my chances dropped to 1 in 1100. My doctor told me I have about as much chance as a 15 year old of having a baby with Downs.


Oh, by the way, there was a lady there who was 50+ years old in the [doctors] waiting room who was showing nicely. She was beaming and glowing. Nice to see.


I am 46 years old and just found out I'm pregnant. One minute I'm happy and the next I'm scared. - Lynn


I am 46 and found myself pregnant late September. I had years of infertility, one ovary and now an adopted 17 year old and an 8 year old conceived via AI. I had very mixed feelings. I saw my OB who said I had a 50% chance of a miscarriage and odds of birth defects very high. Still, I secretly became excited and resolved that one way or another I would work it out.


I am turning 45 in 2 weeks and am due Jan 8,2006. I too was rather surprised to find myself pregnant, but excited as well. To say I was worried would be not strong enough and had all the tests one can have. I am pleased to say that all is well and all signs are showing that my husband and I are about to deliver a healthy baby girl.


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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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