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My grandmother had her last child when she was 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, October 26, 2006 | 0 comments

I thought for sure that menopause had hit me and I am like you that no one in my family started before they were in their 50’s. My grandmother had babies well into her 40’s, her last child was born when she was 47.


Since I started reading your over 44 stories I have heard of loads, most stories given without asking and most came up in everyday conversation, all the stories I heard were natural conception because most happened in 'old' Ireland where IVF wasn’t readily available.


My older sister is 45 year old, peri-menopausal and is due with her first child (conceived naturally) in April. She did not chart, use OPKs, or do anything other than go off the pill. It can happen.


My friend's mom just had a "menopause" baby. If you can believe it, this is the second time this has happened to her! My friend is my age (25), and when we were 14 or so, her mom found out that she was unexpectedly pregnant, since she thought she was in menopause.

Now, my friend's little sister is 12, and their mom just gave birth to another "menopause" baby girl! A healthy 8 pounds 14 ounces. What a shock! They found out about her pregnancy when she was already 5 months pregnant. She's in her mid-50's!


Don't stress about "old" eggs. I have four healthy little ones running around here that are from "old" eggs (three of them since turning 42)! - Diane


2,911 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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