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She went on to have 2 more babies at 46 & 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, December 05, 2006 | 1 comments

Another one I always remember was a lady on a TV programme about whether it was morally OK to have a baby when you are older. Of course I was glued to the screen.

She said that although she had children from a previous relationship when she met her current partner he had none. She went on to have two more babies, one at 46 and one at 47, without any trouble at all, conceiving, carrying or delivering. I know this is unusual but it can be done!


Last time I was at clinic, one of the doctors asked me if it was a spontaneous pregnancy, I said it was and my consultant said to her that yes, I had no problem getting pregnant, just carrying them.

So we were discussing age and pregnancy, my consultant told me the oldest he had was 53, natural conception, she had gone to her doctor he refused to test her,. He told her she was hallucinating, that she was on the menopause.

So she turned up at my consultants ante natal clinic and he scanned her, she was 15 weeks pregnant. He said the baby was wriggling away! She had an amnio, and all was well and she had her baby. So I feel pretty young in comparison to that!


Pregnant at 46 - I just had and have a very good diet mostly organic fresh food, separate vitamins, liquorice, Preseed lubricant around ovulation time, mineral water, no alcohol, no caffeine, no chocolate, no junk food. I had 6 miscarriages, and after 18 months this one stuck.


I had a miscarriage 3 years ago and never thought I would be pregnant again when much to my surprise I was! It is a complete natural pregnancy, we did not do any fertility treatment or anything! We were not even really trying!

I will be 46 when I deliver and am now at 17 weeks my due date is February 6th! So there is hope out there for all of you trying! This will be our first child too, we do not have any other children.


I do know of a number of people who've had a last baby or a surprise baby at 47-48 after having other children. And of course, I know of quite a few women who've become first-time moms in their late 40s through adoption or foster parenting or surrogacy or donor eggs.


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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:

    Do you know "the secret"?
    New Yahoo Group for all women age 45 and over who wish to become pregnant and have a child using the principles set forth in the movie "The Secret"..
    The Secret 2 Motherhood:
    All members must have watched the movie "The Secret" at least one time.

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