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I'm 43, soon to be 44 & pregnant with my 3rd child

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, December 12, 2006 | 1 comments

I'm 43, soon to be 44 and pregnant surprise! with my third child. I have been overwhelmed. I had been having menopausal symptoms for over a year and thought I was done. I have 2 daughters 16 and almost 4. I'm happy about the baby but have had to completely switch gears.

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I was talking to someone yesterday (I didn't even tell her I was trying to get pregnant), she told me her mother had her last child at the age of 47. She thought she was going through menopause but she was 4 months pregnant !!

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I know a woman who got pregnant at 43 and had her baby at 44. It took her over a year, but she did it! She went through fertility treatments, but they didn't work. She got pregnant on her own. It can happen!

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In general, is it possible to be pregnant at almost 47? Yes! One of my favourite sayings is "it ain't over 'til it's over" and until you have not had a period for an entire year, you have not reached menopause and it is very possible to get pregnant.


We know that a woman's cycles begin to slow down and change once she reaches 40 but as long as she is still cycling, she is still generally fertile and capable of achieving pregnancy.

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I now think I'm pregnant again at 47 and I'm terrified.. Comforting words please.

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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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1 comments

  1. Sara from Australia says:

    I am 43 and 22 weeks pregnant. I'll be 44 when the baby is born in July. After having a small op to clear out my endometriosis I became pregnant on the second cycle and everything has been text book so far. We're already thinking maybe it's not too late to try for another later in the year!

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