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At 48 she was in menopause, discovered she was pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 0 comments

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Just wanted to let you know I am 47 years old, and I am 13 weeks pregnant.

I struggled to get pregnant for many years, with PCOS [Polycystic ovary syndrome] and one blocked tube, but somehow managed to get pregnant all on my own - without any fertility treatment.

I was told my eggs were probably too old, as I had a lot of chemical pregnancies (eggs which did not implant).

That was in June of this year.

I have a good consultant now who has helped me keep this pregnancy going by progesterone and heparin injections.

So you should have a good diet, take all your vitamins, and think positive - as I truly believe if you believe you can conceive then you will.

I used to imagine my body pregnant (not brooding over other people's babies), but thinking about having my own.

Hope this gives you some hope.

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My grandmother had five children by the time she was about 35 years old.

At 48 years old she was clearly in menopause, but then discovered she was pregnant.

She didn't even tell anyone she was pregnant because she didn't realize it until she was about 6 months along.

Her missed periods were nothing odd, and the weight gain she put down to age.

Anyway, she had her last son at 48 years old and he weighed 11 lbs 10oz at birth.

He is five years older than me, and 21 years younger than my mother - who is the second oldest in the family.

So, obviously, it is very possible to get pregnant during menopause without the aid of drugs.

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Never forget - before the pill and easy abortions, women were frequently having children in their forties, and doctors didn't blink an eye.

The current theories on age are really very recent, largely based on data from fertility clinics.

Such as women who have problems, not women who don't, and docs shouldn't give you a bad time particularly as you have had a child already.

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My sister-in-law had her most recent bachild at 46 years old, and he looks just like the rest of his ten siblings.

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Frankly, I don't buy a lot of the arguments used today by the medical establishment concerning mid-life pregnancies.

Neither do quite a few of my sisters on here who have also experienced blessed births, healthy babies, and uncomplicated pregnancies well after forty.

God delights in glorifying Himself in our old bodies.


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Image: Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition 4th Edition, by Marilyn M. Shannon. Publisher: Couple to Couple League (January 1, 2009)Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition 4th Edition
by Marilyn M. Shannon

-- How your diet affects your menstrual cycles and fertility...

Self-help strategies for PMS, infertility, painful periods, pre-menopause, repeated pregnancy loss, irregular cycles, heavy bleeding, pregnancy, and male infertility.

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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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