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I'm 48, & just found out I am pregnant again

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, November 22, 2006 | 0 comments

I'm 48, and just found out I am pregnant again (natural conception--total surprise). You sound as though you are like me -- I refuse all invasive testing and unnecessary procedures, and my doctors, thank God, are fully supportive. I guess they figure by now I'm an old pro, and they pretty much leave me alone!


Survey on

1. For those who got pregnant NATURALLY how many cycles did it take to get pregnant?
1-3 (6) 50%, 4-6 (2) 17%, 7-9 (0) 0%, 10-12 (2) 17%, more than 12 (2) 17%

2. For those who used fertility drugs how many cycles did it take to become pregnant?

1-3 (0) 0%, 4-6 (0) 0%, 7-9 (0) 0%, 10-12 (1) 100%, More than 12 (0) 0%

3. What age are you?

Less than 40 (2) 4%, 40-43 (34) 67%, 44-46 (13) 25%, 47 or more (2) 4%

4. What method did you use to become pregnant?

Natural (45) 87%, Clomid (0) 0%, Injectibles (2) 4%, Clomid/IUI (1) 2%, Injectibles/IVF (4) 8%, Injectibles/IUI (0) 0%, Donor Egg (0) 0%


The Guinness Book of World Records lists two 63-year-old women: Rosanna Della Corte of Italy in 1994 and Acheli Keh of California in 1996. News reports, however, list Della Corte's age at 62 when she gave birth.


A 62-year-old woman gave birth Friday to a healthy 6-pound, 9-ounce baby boy, becoming one of the oldest women in the world to successfully bear a child. The newborn is the 12th child of Janise Wulf, who's also a grandmother of 20 and great-grandmother of three.

Wulf said Friday that she considers her late-in-life pregnancy a groundbreaking act for older women. "Age is a number. You're as old as you feel," she said. "Every time you revolutionize something or you do something different, there's going to be naysayers."


Fertility Over Due Date List:
Due Feb 18 2006 - Sheila 45y
Due Feb 28 2006 - Trish 44y
Due Mar 08 2006 - Ellen 44y
Due Mar 13 2006 - Anne-Marie 46y
Due Mar 19 2006 - Babette 45y
Due Mar 29 2006 - Meryl 44y
Due Jun 06 2006 - Susan 44y
Due Jun 07 2006 - Julie It's a girl! 45y
Due Jun 11 2006 - Janice 45y
Due Jul 03 2006 - Linda - it's a boy! 44y
Due Jul 16 2006 - Maria 44y


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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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