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My mother was 44 when she had me

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, September 13, 2006 | 0 comments

My mother was 44 when she had me. I have to admit that I was embarrassed as a kid. especially when some of my friends assumed that she was my grandma. Also my mom had health issues so she didn't have the energy that most people have in their 40s.That being said. I love my mom. She died when I was 24 because of the fact that she smoked. NO OTHER REASON. I wouldn't trade her for anything in the world.


I'm the middle of 3, with #3 15 years younger than I and 18 years younger than the oldest. Our parents were in their 40s when #3 came along. #3 is now 30 years old, and our parents are in their 70s. I think having the youngest kept our parents young and vital. Mom and Dad seem much younger and healthier to me than my grandparents did in their 60s and 70s (the ones who lived that long). They're exercising regularly, have many interests, take care of themselves, and still have each other, which helps too.


My husband had older parents, his mother had him at either 43 or 44, and his father is older than his mother. (My husband was last of 4.) By the way, my husband's parents are both still alive, and my husband will be 40 next month!


I am a cashier at Wally World and when I looked up to check out the next person it was a MUCH older man with a girl in the sitting part of the buggy who looked like she was about 5 or 6. I thought “oh, what a cute Grandpa and Granddaughter“.

Well, after chatting for a minute or two, it turns out that it was his daughter, the youngest one, HIS OLDEST IS 51. You heard me right - 51 years old.

Of course, I did not want to be rude, but I was not interested in his age... (shame on me) you know what I wanted to know... HIS WIFE’S age. He told me she was 47 when she had this one and before this one, came three more she had in her forties. And he told me his Mother had her last baby at 53. With the range of ages of his kids and the age of his wife, I am guessing this is a second marriage.


QUESTION: Is it possible for you to get pregnant at this age?

Answer: As long as your ovaries still produce eggs, the answer to the above question is yes.


2,725 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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