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I will be 46 in Sept, & I am pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, July 28, 2007 | 0 comments

I will be 46 in September. In 2001, after 3 miscarriages my husband and I adopted our wonderful son from Russia. He just turned 5 in February. Our desire to be parents was fulfilled!

Then last weekend, I took a test and found that I am pregnant. hmmmm.... perhaps your doctor has reasons for her statement - but I think that there are lots of women who would disagree!

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Case #853 - Thin Endometrial Lining

A 45 year old woman came to the clinic for infertility. She had a 17 year old son from a previous marriage and was attempting another pregnancy in her second marriage. Three years previously she underwent IVF, but miscarried. Her husband was also treated, as his semen analysis reported poor semen quality.


By increasing sperm quality and thickening the uterine lining, the chances of a successful implantation were greatly improved. IVF treatment involved a donor egg and the husband's sperm. For six months the patient prepared for IVF. The patient's bleeding was normal in quantity and quality again, whereas previously it was too light in flow.

An ultrasound also showed that the uterine lining was greatly improved, thickening to 10 mm, whereas previously it was only 4-5 mm. Implantation and pregnancy proved to be successful. The patient continued this treatment for six and a half months during her pregnancy, as a prevention against miscarriage. The woman gave birth to a healthy boy.

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Case #171 - Irregular Menstruation/Pre-menopause and IVF

A 48 year old client began treatment after a western diagnosis of infertility due to pre-menopausal syndrome, which included irregular menstruation. Her cycle was fifty days to three months apart, with heavy bleeding and painful cramping. After three months of treatment, the patient's cycle had again been established with regularity with normal amount of bleeding and only mild cramping.


To prepare for IVF, the patient continued to receive acupuncture and herbs. Eighteen eggs were produced with the IVF procedure, a very good count considering the patient's age. Unfortunately, during the transfer, the uterine lining was thin at only 0.3 cm, and the embryos failed to implant.

After using acupuncture and herbs for another three months, the transfer of her frozen embryos was successful, as the endometrial lining had thickened from 0.3 cm to 0.9 cm and implantation was able to occur. She now has a healthy six year old child!

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HELEN DALLEY: In her grief, Deborah figured that was her first and last chance to have a baby, yet, three years later, she complained to her husband that she must be heading into menopause.

DEBORAH THOMAS: I feel exhausted, I feel shocking. This menopause is just the worst thing I'm going through. As it turned out, I was three months pregnant.

HELEN DALLEY: You had mistaken pregnancy for menopause?

DEBORAH THOMAS: Absolutely.

HELEN DALLEY: So at 45...

DEBORAH THOMAS: I fell pregnant.

HELEN DALLEY: Naturally.

DEBORAH THOMAS: Naturally.

HELEN DALLEY: No IVF?

DEBORAH THOMAS: No IVF.

HELEN DALLEY: The result was little Oscar, now aged two. He was born when his mum was 46 years old - a biological rarity.

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Looks like I'm the oldest as I'll be 44 in August! Can it be true??? And we will both have our first [baby] in November.

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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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