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I’m 47 & found out I’m pregnant at 5 weeks

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, January 08, 2007 | 0 comments

I’m 47 and found out I’m pregnant at only 5 weeks... I have different emotions, and many thoughts of Downs and miscarrying.. My 2 daughters are 26 and 22.. Just the thought of starting over is scary. I didn’t think I could get pregnant after all these years.. I sometimes see it as a gift from God and I hope everything go okay .

I wish for you the lovely experience I have had with my pregnancy. I am just 9 days away from my due date and am thrilled that I have this gift at this stage of my life. - Mama at 45

Connie Thompson met her husband when she was 41 and he was 43. They knew they wanted to be parents as soon as possible, and had their first child six weeks before Connie turned 45.


As long as I still have eggs, old or not, there's a chance of a baby...My mom was 45 for her last and I plan to follow suit..


I am not making this up, because I had dinner with this friend in person last Saturday night.

She is 44, was on the pill... and is 4 months pregnant with a boy.

Let's remember that fertility finds its ways sometimes. I was stoked to hear her story, because you JUST NEVER KNOW when it might happen to you. Her doctor told her the odds against what happened to her are astronomical -- but it still happened.

It's comforting to me, and I hope to someone else out there who's losing hope.

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by Alice Eve Cohen
--A personal and medical odyssey beyond anything most women would believe possible

At age forty-four, Alice Eve Cohen was happy for the first time in years.

After a difficult divorce, she was engaged to an inspiring man, joyfully raising her adopted daughter, and her career was blossoming. Alice tells her fiancé that she's never been happier. And then the stomach pains begin.

In her unflinchingly honest and ruefully witty voice, Alice nimbly carries us through her metamorphosis from a woman who has come to terms with infertility to one who struggles to love a heartbeat found in her womb - six months into a high-risk pregnancy.

What I Thought I Knew is a page-turner filled with vivid characters, humor, and many surprises and twists of fate.

With the suspense of a thriller and the intimacy of a diary, Cohen describes her unexpected journey through doubt, a broken medical system, and the hotly contested terrain of motherhood and family in today's society.

Timely and compelling, What I Thought I Knew will capture readers of memoirs such as Eat, Pray, Love; The Glass Castle; and A Three Dog Life.

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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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