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I am 51 & pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, February 24, 2007 | 0 comments

I am 51 and pregnant. What are my chances of having a Down's Syndrome baby? I have given the chance for a 40 year old of 3%, but I am a lot older than that.


My mother was 45 when she had my sister. She and I are 20 years apart. She was fine! She is now 17 and a royal pain, but that's typical!


I just turned 44 and believe I am pregnant. I have two daughters, 20 and 14, and they were absolutely perfect, beautiful. I realize that this is many years later, but I have good genes (aunts and grandmother that has 8 children each with the last ones in their 40s), and am in relatively good health.

My boyfriend just turned 30 and has no children, but wants them...I hope everything is youngest daughter (Who still lives at home) would be so happy...wish me luck!


Well, I am 49 years old and 9 weeks pregnant. I have a 29 year old daughter and a eighteen year old son. I am trusting God for my pregnant and delivery. I'm from West Africa and my mother had her last child at age 47 normal delivery, without complications. My husband and I got married 1998 eight years ago. I conceived in 1998 but had a miscarriage. I am believing God that this baby will be full term baby, normal and healthy.


I had 2 miscarriages, only the last one was On New Year's Eve. Ya, what a way to break open a new year. Anyway I was 45 on that one, well I was so depressed and tried to get it out of my head on having another baby. Well, years go by and I found out that I’m pregnant at 47?...scared and hoping I don’t lose this one..

No insurance yet I have a year to get some, and I’m feeling some light ackyness in the lower abdomen, close to the bikini line.. is this normal? I’m told I’m about a little over 5 weeks.


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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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