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I had my 10th baby at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, June 28, 2007 | 0 comments

I had my 10th baby at age 45. When my husband was called up for the war I delivered at an army hospital. They tested me for everything and I never had soooo many papers to fill out, saying I was informed about all the things that could go wrong.

I am happy with all my children and my last baby is a fine healthy girl. Having this baby made me healthier, because some new little person now depended on me.

After the birth, I lost weight and feel years younger. You'll never know unless you're open to the new experience what life will bring you. Don't let anyone scare you, because you're older and wiser than you were 20 years ago.


Just found out I'm pregnant at 46 for the first time. I'm going to get a blood test to confirm (although 2 at home tests said I was pregnant), then take it from there. My mom had me when she was 40, nearly 41, and she said I was the easiest to have. I'm praying that all goes that way with me, too.


Posted By Lori on 2006-07-04
I had my first baby at age 42, then after a series of early miscarriages I renewed my mind in the Word of God. I am now expecting one due in late February, 2007, right before my 45th birthday. Forget what the doctors or anyone else says...GOD says we can have perfectly healthy babies!


I got pregnant with my darling daughter who is upstairs sleeping on my 5th and last IVF. I was 45 and 1 month when conceived and 45 and 10m when delivered. I used my own eggs and PGD. I was at Cornell i had low FSH-3.7, did acupuncture and was a good responder - unusually so for our age -- got 20-28 eggs each time.

Last transfer 2 were normal after PGD, including one that was questionable but we transferred anyway. I had my first daughter at 43 with IUI at Cornell. Everyone told me I was crazy to keep going, even my husband was on the fence but I knew in my heart I had to try one more time to close the door before we went to adoption.

I believe each person knows in their own heart when to stop trying and pursue different avenues. I was careful in who I discussed IVF with. Hope this gives someone hope!!


I hope this gives encouragement as may docs seem to throw in the towel with women over 44 using their own eggs. I was 48 and with first IUI became pregnant with a normal baby girl.


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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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