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I am 45 & this is my second baby

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, November 24, 2006 | 0 comments

I am 45 years old, and this is my second baby into my 40's. At 15 weeks, I went for an amnio when the doctor ruptured my membranes. For the next 5 months I would stay in bed. Of course ruptured membranes means you will most likely loose the pregnancy or if pregnancy survives baby will not due to undeveloped lungs from too much pressure due to low fluid. I had severe low fluid the entire pregnancy. At 23 weeks until 35 weeks when he was born I was hospitalised and managed. He was born at 35.1 weeks by elective c-section - perfectly healthy.


It's great to know us ladies over 40 can still get pregnant. (despite what our doctors, statistics say). My doctor also told me to see a specialist after seeing my FSH of 15. My acupuncturist told me that her FSH WASN’T that low and she got pregnant with her first at 45!


First pregnancy @ 46! I don't know how far along I am, since I stopped paying attention to my cycle many months ago. All that work 3 years ago with fertility testing, taking temp every morning, charting hormone levels just got to be too much with no result!

I finally bought a pregnancy test on Dec 21, and it took less than the time recommended to show a positive result! I didn't believe it, went the next day and bought 2 more tests. One was the kind that reads either pregnant or not pregnant. That is the one I showed my husband. I knew he would not believe me otherwise! - Karen


I too am 46 and expecting. Like you I was shocked at first, I thought I was starting menopause!! Had stopped paying attention to when my periods came so wasn't sure of when the little one would arrive. - Jan, #9 due in June

I too found out by surprise pregnant at 45. Problems arose - then shock again 5 months later pregnant again. (we were trying since I was 39) with no results. One daughter 11 years ago with fertility treatments This time no treatments and pregnant twice at age 45!

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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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