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A 49 year old cousin of a colleague is pregnant with TWINS

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, October 12, 2006 | 1 comments

A 49 year old cousin of a colleague of mine did IVF and is pregnant with TWINS. One boy, one girl! No idea about her FSH, but the fact that she's 49 and doing great is inspiring!!


Baby Story: It comes on the TLC channel there was a lady on there today who is 43 and was pregnant with her first child. She said it took her 7 months to get pregnant. She said she went to her doctor at 6 months and he wanted her to go to a specialist. Well right before her appointment with the specialist, she found out she was pregnant.


I heard a very interesting story today of a lady who was married, couldn't have kids, divorced, did IVF donor on her own, had TWINS as a single mom, then later met a younger hunky man, they married, and they managed to have another baby of their own when she was age 44!!!


It is well known that some women will conceive spontaneously in their late 40's or early 50's. There are enough unwanted "oops" babies out there going to menopausal women to make this a known fact. I know of a woman who had completed her family and was on birth control pills until age 46 when her stupid OB told her that it was safe to come off them now -- two months later she was pregnant and is due to deliver. Definitely not DE!


"Cynthia Wilson James [author of Ease Your Fear of Giving Birth After 35 : 12 Myths Dispelled About Midlife Motherhood] had her first child at 42 and her second at 44. She's just the person you want to reassure you about the possibilities of later-in-life motherhood."

- The State Newspaper


2,822 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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  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi, on the 49 year old woman, was this using her own eggs!..congrats!..

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