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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!!

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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.

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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!!!

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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!

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"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

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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 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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1 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

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

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