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My grandmother was 50 when she had her last child

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, October 16, 2006 | 0 comments

My grandmother was 50 when she had her last child. Her sisters were both 55, 56....and you know what? They all lived to see their grandchildren from their last children. My grandmother, thank God she lived to see even her great-grandchild from my aunt.


Met an acquaintance in the store the other night hadn't seen her in about 10 months....she is 9 months pregnant with her 9th baby...her youngest is 9....she thought she was infertile all this time and surprise!!!! She is 45!


I just posted my pregnancy announcement and I turned 47 last month! God is good! Hugs, Catherine


I have had 3 babies in my 40's (40, 42, 44) and never did ANY of the 'over the age of 35, high risk' kind of tests.


I'm 14 weeks along and so far the baby looks healthy and happy. I conceived at 44 with no meds, just acupuncture, Maca, lots of healthy eating. We did do an IUI to make sure one good load got to the right place but other than that no medical intervention, not even progesterone after O.

So maybe I can give you some hope. After 6 miscarriages/chemical pregnancies I know how hard it can be hanging on for that one good egg.


2,853 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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