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My mother was 45 when she had me

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, June 21, 2007 | 4 comments

My mother was 45 when she had me in 1968. If she wasn't too old then, you are definitely not too old now. Sure everyone gave her a hard time, but I am glad she did not listen to them!


Only one person in my family of 8 know I want to get pregnant. I am 44, newly married and have no children. After trying to conceive for a year, taking Clomid for 4 months and doctors basically saying I have no chance of getting pregnant after 40... I tested positive today, and cried with joy! If you are in your 30's or 40's, I think everyone who wants to have a baby should have others be positive and support their hearts' desire, and wish them the best. My friends have been supportive which has helped me to have hope... Hope is everything!


Chinese healing: Infertility treatment (we specialize in natural pregnancy, IUI and IVF Preparation):
Clinical Data: Oldest client getting pregnant: 47 Years old.


So my husband and I and our kids (3, 14, 22) are in a restaurant on Sunday. The waitress comes up and looks at the 3 year old, looks at us and says, "Yours?" (wondering if it was maybe a grandson) We say yes and she says she just had a healthy baby boy 10 weeks ago, and she's 46!!!!

She thought she was in menopause as she hadn't had a period in well over a year. Then one day she was sitting on the couch watching TV, and her stomach MOVED!!! She was 5 months pregnant!!!!


I am in my 5th attempt at IVF at age 44, with my own eggs. I got pregnant first time and miscarried after 3 months. This attempt I transferred 3 embryos (2 8-cell and 1 7-cell) and am pregnant. Doctor said numbers are very good.

I am remaining optimistic -- I go back on Friday for another blood test. You just never know. Trying with your own can and will work for some people.


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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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  1. Anonymous says:

    I am 44 with 2 kids in their 20's i was sterilised 10 years ago, divorced but now with my soulmate who has no children. We would love a child together; is this possible????

  2. Ingrid says:

    Yes it is possible. I'm flying to Sydney in 2 weeks to have my tubal ligation reversed. I will be 50 years old three days before my surgery. I have 5 children, with the oldest 31 and the youngest 21. I have four grandchildren from 15yrs down to 4yrs. I can't wait, I am so excited!

  3. congrats..great woman.

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