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I am fortunate to have gotten pregnant at 46

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, September 25, 2006 | 1 comments

I was lucky enough to get pregnant on my first try with IVF (actually our one and only chance as we only had three embryos and had run out of money!!!) My husband and I were over the moon as this is my husband's first (and probably last) baby - I have a 17 year old son from first marriage. I should think myself fortunate to have gotten pregnant at all at 46 - and I am really. There's not one day goes by that we don't thank God for that. I guess it's all the negative things that some people have said to me that I've taken to heart.


I went for my annual pap test the other day...and my dr. told me that he has a 47 year old woman that just gave birth to a baby boy. 10lbs! Her first! It was natural also!


First at 40, second at 42, and now newly pregnant at 44.


I too am 46 and baby is not due until July...I'm just starting down this road again after 19 years. I have 3 boys...ages 24, 21 and 19. In fact, my 24 year old son is expecting his first child in May...his brother/sister will be younger than his own child. Oh lordy!!


I have a friend who had her first at 47. Beautiful little healthy 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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  1. Anonymous says:

    Congrats to you! This gives me hope for our upcoming cycle.

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