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I am 46, just found out I was pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, November 26, 2006 | 1 comments

I am 45, almost 46, and just found out I was pregnant last week. I am going through the exact same emotions as you. One minute I am really excited, and the next minute I'm scared. Mostly I'm scared. Really scared. I can barely believe I'm pregnant at this age. - Susan


I am 45 years old, and am due to deliver in early May. To say I was surprised, would be an understatement. I remarried at 40, and tried to get pregnant for a few years. I had a miscarriage early on, and went the route of fertility doctors, etc. with no success and, in reality, they didn't give me much reason to hope. We never used protection, whoever thought we would need it at this stage? I was prepared for menopause.


I'll be 44 next Friday! I'll be 33 weeks pregnant tomorrow. The first half of the pregnancy, I was really worried about complications and problems. Didn't really even let myself think too much about actually having the baby, etc. I blame the doctors partly for this, as they acted like I was in a dire situation! - Julinda


I am 44 years old and my husband is 43. We both had prior marriages with no children, and so we started our chance at a family late. Our healthy baby girl arrived on 10/31/05 and she is a great gift to us both!


Hi I'm 46 1/2, just found out I'm pregnant with my first baby on Dec 21! Not been to Dr yet, but we've decided it's a gift and a miracle! We were not trying (gave up on that years ago) but not trying to avoid either. - Kambri


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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:

    Wait until after your first trimester to get excited. I was pregnant for 3 months and poof, I woke up to find I was no more. It's a sad feeling. I am 41.

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