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She gave birth to her first child at age 48!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, October 24, 2006 | 1 comments

I heard a nice story over the holidays about a childhood neighbour. The woman has been married 15+ years and just gave birth to her first child at age 48! The pregnancy was a total surprise, as she and her husband had stopped trying ages ago. There were a few scares during the pregnancy, but the baby girl came right on time and is healthy and perfect with parents who are beyond thrilled.

I have a cyber friend from a board I used to visit and at 44, she is pregnant again. She swears by taking the hydrochloric acid with extra B-complex and extra folic acid. She said as we age we are not able to digest properly and that is why our eggs are not good.


I would like to also add my sister-in-law's story -- she unfortunately was unable to conceive naturally, but after 15 years of TTC, 8 rounds of IVF, and her last round, she conceived at 46 and delivered her triplet girls a week before her 47th birthday. All beautiful and healthy 3 yr olds right now.


Well I have another one. A new neighbour here who I got friendly with over the Christmas told me his mother had her last baby naturally at age 46.


I just wanted to add a story for you. I'm watching Discovery Health Channel -- Special Delivery Babies. It had a 47 year old who didn't know she was pregnant. She thought that she couldn't get pregnant because she hadn't had a period for 2 yrs. She was on some hormone therapy and she went to the doctor and found out she was 6 months pregnant. She delivered a perfectly healthy baby girl. It was her first child.


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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 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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  1. Anonymous says:

    Very encouraging indeed esp. because I have had 2 attempts at IVF, turning 45 next month, and advised by my IVF doctor to just stop because I'll probably get the same results! Apparently my ovaries are old and my eggs just won't grow.

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