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I had my #7 child, at the age of 45.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, September 26, 2006 | 0 comments

I had my #7 child, Aidan, at the age of 45. He is 9 months old now and I am 46. He was conceived naturally after a lot of half-fannied trying. I'd had a miscarriage 4 years prior. We are now TTC again, but suddenly my cycles are off so I suspect peri-menopause is rearing her ugly head. I had no invasive testing with Aidan... Just the Level 2 US which showed that all was well. If I do become pregnant again I will do the same. During my pregnancy with Aidan I just had such an overall GOOD feeling that things were fine that I didn't fret too much.


There are and have been quite a few women giving birth to healthy gorgeous babies (just look at the graduate baby pictures thread!) and some of theses women are 43, 44, 45, 46, 47 etc! - Elise


I conceived with no assistance. I had my last child at 41 years and I am now 15 weeks with number 6 and I am 45.


I am 45 years old, and conceived without the use of fertility drugs. My husband and I had gone the whole route with fertility doctors, etc. and decided enough was enough. I had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I wasn't going to get pregnant again and that's when I got pregnant. My best advice, barring any physical problems, would be to relax and just let it happen.


Melanie 44, partner 59, EDD 1/20/06. It's a Girl (Peyton)


2760 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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