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Grandma was 46 when she had my mom

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, October 12, 2018 | 0 comments

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Hey, I have to tell you this!

My grandmother had my mother when she was 46 years old!!

Forty-six!

Unbelievable...

Except I know it to be true because it happened to my grandmother.

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I have a friend who just found out she's pregnant.

She's 45 years old.

And she had a baby at 41/42 years old.

I don't think it's over for the 40-something's, just because of their age.

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I met a 45-year-old woman this week, who got pregnant naturally!

I was skeptical and pressed the issue (you did IUI [Intrauterine insemination], IVF [in vitro fertilization], SOMETHING?)

She said no, just timed sex.

Apparently, her mom had eight kids, one at 40 years old and another at 43 years old.

So she had fertility in her family, but still, I found her inspirational.

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My sister in law is 46 years old and she just gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

No tests, no idea what her FSH [Follicle-stimulating hormone] is and no problems.

She just tried and got pregnant and had no problems.

I think it's possible for all of us, we just might have to wait and go through more than some people.

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My Chinese Dr just told me of one of her patients who had 30 FSH.

She already into menopausal symptoms and is 45 years old.

She has just gotten pregnant!


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Catherine

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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