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A friend was 45 when she had her 2nd child

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, June 20, 2007 | 0 comments

I have a friend who was 45 when she had her second child, 18 years after her 1st child. I have a cousin that was over 40 when she had her 1st child. She and her husband tried for over 20 years to get pregnant.

Do what makes you happy, because you will have to live with that decision.


My mother had 20 pregnancies, and her last was at age 45. So don't let anyone tell you your age is too old to have a child.


I recently heard a co-worker say she knows a woman of 47 years old, who is having her first baby. If you can still have a baby, I say go for it!!


I met a bright, beautiful girl the other day. She was 23 years old and working on her MBA. She was the 16th child of 16 children! Same mother and father! Her dad was 72 years old when she was born and her mom was 56 years old!

Everyone told her mom she should abort that baby. Her mom felt if God wanted her to have it, then she would. She was blessed with a beautiful, intelligent, wonderful daughter!


I'm 47, and have a beautiful 19 month old daughter. My husband and I are trying for another! When I mention having another baby to my family they give me this look like "whatever for?".

I just don't let it bother me, and neither should you. Best of luck to you...


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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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