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His colleagues' wife is expecting at 51

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, February 20, 2007 | 0 comments

My husband came home to tell me that one of his colleagues' wife is expecting. He is a newly retired OB at age 69, and his wife is........... Drumroll........51. And I KNOW her. Not well enough to call up and freak out, but this is someone I actually know. Not one of those stories in a tabloid. I've attended functions with her. Spontaneous pregnancy.


David Adamson, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based reproductive endocrinologist and clinical professor at Stanford University's School of Medicine, who sits on the medical advisory board of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, added that in the 25 years he's spent treating thousands of infertility patients, he's seen one woman of 45 and one of 46 give birth using their own eggs.


Just met a woman today - and she told me her friend got pregnant at age 56 completely out of the blue - she had only just met the man!!! At first she was in shock because she had never thought about any kind of long term relationship with this guy - but when she became pregnant she changed her mind and they have been together quite a few years now and very happy!

Just goes to show - you never know what the universe may have in store for you! Even when you are not even trying! Just wanted to share that story with you!


Both my grandmothers had their last children well in to their 40's (obviously without medical intervention).


I had daughter at 41/2 years old and then another pregnancy at 44, when my daughter was 2. My husband is younger and French too (37). My daughter just turned 6, and I haven’t given up though no further conceptions, and tried assisted conception. I think that most of the pregnancies in mid-late forties occur naturally, so if you have to option of TTC naturally, that is good too.


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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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