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At 45 I conceived the "old fashioned way"

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, January 01, 2007 | 0 comments

At 45 years old it took 10 days from the time I stopped taking the birth control pill (started when 18 years old) before conceiving the "old fashioned way." This was the first time trying for me. I'm now 36 weeks and expecting healthy baby girl to deliver on or about 4/3/06.

Don't believe everything you read. I've met more people who are healthy, active 40-somethings who have gotten pregnant in less time than the 20-somethings


I am 43 and am 5 weeks pregnant with my 4th. I also got pregnant at 39, almost 40, but miscarried at 7 weeks. No help needed for conception. Funny though, I used Clomid for my 1st 2 kids. I didn't think I could get pregnant without help and became pregnant with my 3rd around the time of #2's birthday. It can be done.


My daughter is 9 months old I conceived when I was 43. I'm 44 in March. It was an "oops", as I didn’t really think I could get pregnant and my fiance said he'd had a vasectomy. He lied...


I'm 43 and this morning I took a pregnancy test and found out I am pregnant. I have 3 other children, 14, 12, and 10. Life is good. The kids are at a somewhat independent age. I enjoy doing volunteer work at school and bowling with my friends. I really don't want to be tied down again.

I am also petrified about whether the baby will be healthy. I know there is nothing I can do, but having a baby at 44, I worry about what I will do if it needs special care over the years and particularly when we are aging. My children will be raising their own families and I wouldn't want to burden them with a needy sibling.


I am 24 weeks pregnant at age 45 with children ages 19 ( away @ college), 14, and 9. I was trying to conceive because I had remarried and DH#2 had never had kids, but it still was a shock to actually be able to conceive. Then, I was VERY nervous about abnormalities.

We went for the testing because I knew I was the kind of person who would rather have the information than spend my whole pregnancy worrying. Everything has proven to be very normal so far. My kids have been surprisingly supportive. My friends mostly shake their heads in wonder that I would want to go through all this again, but they too have been supportive.


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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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