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She delivered a healthy 7lb baby at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, June 08, 2007 | 1 comments

After I switched doctors - the new doctor wanted to mention to me, as I was walking out the door... That another patient who had tried for awhile - gave up all meds, herbs, iui, etc and took a break. She got pregnant a couple months later, after giving everything up, and delivered a healthy 7 pound baby and the topper - SHE WAS 45..... So I try, and remember this story and others, when I get depressed over this issue.

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Dr. KAMARAJ'S ANSWERS: Women can conceive up to the age of 45 years.

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QUESTION: Can I become pregnant during menopause?
ANSWER: Yes, you can become pregnant right up to your last period.

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QUESTION: I am very interested in filling out the quiver some more, and wonder, with your experience, how many other women my age (now am 45) are able to have babies. And just what are the chances? I would think that having had my last two babies in my 40's, my chances would be good.

ANSWER: You’re not such an old lady at 45. As I have told another list subscriber, I grew up with a girl who was born to her mother at the mother’s age of 54, when the mom had not been cycling for a couple years or so. I’ve been reading about this for another woman, also desiring more in the quiver, and have found that the very best thing to try would be Vitex (agnus-castus), taken 1-2 capsules every morning during the whole cycle. The normalizing effect on the hormones tends to increase fertility quite naturally.

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I am also 45 years old (will be 46 in May) and I underwent an unsuccessful IVF in September of 04 - my 5 embryos did not make it to blast.

Now it's 5 months later, and I am suddenly pregnant! (natural conception, 4 1/2 weeks at this point). I am wondering if an unsuccessful IVF increases the odds of a natural pregnancy in the ensuing months.

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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 that 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 that there will be no more babies in our house.

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1 comments

  1. L says:

    Was this through donor egg?

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