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Conceived easily before my 45th birthday

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 0 comments

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My doctor told me she doubted I could get pregnant.

She said women past the age of 42 or 43 years old just did not get pregnant without medical intervention or donor eggs.

I conceived easily just before my 45th birthday and so far I am having a normal, uneventful pregnancy.


The oldest patient we have had at Penn Fertility Care - got pregnant with her own eggs and she was 46 years old at the time of delivery of her child.


I'm 46 years old.

I conceived in October 2005, but sadly I miscarried my baby on December 19, 2005, at nine weeks pregnant.

I still feel as though I can conceive and carry a baby to full term.

Only God knows, and I pray one day, it is going to happen.


I am 46 years young, and presently 33 weeks pregnant with my sweet little girl.

Although this is my second child, my son will be almost 18 by the time his sister arrives !!!

I did have IVF [In vitro fertilisation], but we conceived on our first try ( winning the baby lottery one doctor told me!!!)


My own mother was 48 years old when she delivered me.

Image: Take Charge of Your Fertility (Teach Yourself), by Heather Welford. Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton; 1 edition (September 1, 2011)Take Charge of Your Fertility (Teach Yourself)
by Heather Welford

-- Explains everything the prospective parent may need to know as they face the physical, emotional and practical challenges of trying for a baby.

It covers health issues in full, from basic biology and an explanation of fertility and cycles to outlining what supplements are useful and what isn't, and how you can maximize your chances by following a healthy diet and cutting alcohol or nicotine intake.

There are plenty of resources and guidelines for parents facing difficulties, including a guide to the medical options, and advice on how to seek further help.

It will help couples to deal with the emotional issues faced when trying for a baby, and will also give practical information on who you should tell and who you must tell, and when.

With coverage of all aspects of very early pregnancy, from do-it-yourself tests to the very first scan, it will be a useful resource which will help all prospective parents, whether looking to start or to expand their family.

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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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