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Friend had her 1st & only child when she was 48

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, November 16, 2006 | 0 comments


I have a friend who had her first and only child when she was 48 and her husband was 50. Their beautiful, smart, well-adjusted son is now 14. He does well in school, plays baseball, is all-around nice and he is the light of their lives. You just never know.

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My paternal grandmother gave birth to my father at 49. My maternal grandmother had one of my uncles at 48.

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I had my baby with no help with conception from anyone but God (oh, and my husband) when I was nearly 44 -- three years after I was kicked out of the ARTs program as hopeless. Two weeks after trying to schedule a hysterectomy I found out I was pregnant. Read all about it here:
http://antiquemommy.blogspot.com/2005/07/how-i-became-antique-mommy.html

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I just wanted to share an encouraging story.


One of my good friends is a post-partum & newborn nursery nurse, and she told me that last weekend she took care of a 49-year-old first time mother! This woman had undergone fertility treatments, but Kelly (my friend) wasn't exactly sure when or how extensive. They eventually threw in the towel, and had a surprise pregnancy and healthy baby at age 49 (her husband was 50)!!!

Kelly also said this was one of the calmest, most serene & relaxed first-time moms she's EVER seen. As soon as my friend told me the story, I knew I HAD to post it here...I wanted to share some encouraging news!!!

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I am 47 years old, my partner is 45, and I am currently 7 months pregnant from natural conception, I will be almost 48 when baby is born. I have had at least 6 miscarriage starting from age 45 in the last 18 months, all early ones but this one has stuck. I am having a little boy, I hope this gives encouragement to those trying to conceive.

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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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