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Women over 45 are 10 times as likely to become pregnant with multiples

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, September 20, 2006 | 0 comments


According to the NCHS, women over 45 (some of whom are taking fertility drugs) are ten times as likely to become pregnant with multiples as women in their twenties.

It's widely known that older mothers are more likely to give birth to a baby with a chromosomal disorder. This still leaves the 45-year-old mother-to-be with a better than 95% chance of giving birth to a chromosomally normal baby, but it can be worrisome nonetheless.

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While you should be pre-menopausal, we have been surprised to see successes in several women over 40; a 45 year old women who came to us with one blocked fallopian tube recently reported to us that she became pregnant naturally after therapy.

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I have had 2 pregnancies after the magic age of "35". I had one at 40 and am pregnant with another son at 45. Both were easy pregnancies (so far). My delivery with my son was extremely easy. Good Luck and think positively. - Tammy

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I know of a woman posting on Pregnancy-Info who is happily pregnant at 45. - Margot

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My mum had me at 45. Back in my mum’s day, women had kids till they couldn’t anymore. It is just natural. - Eileen

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2760 Stories of Pregnancy & Birth over 44 years old
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Sadly we lost that 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 that there will be no more babies in our house.

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