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She had a child at 43 & another at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | 0 comments

In my journey so far-having lost 4 pregnancies, I have met a few heroic couples who persisted. One couple in particular - their story is incredible, she lost count of how many miscarriages she had, she started IVF at 37, had one child at 43 & another at 45.

She spent over $300,000 & did over 27 cycles & they got there & the main lesson or message I have gleaned from these heroic women is tenacity & perseverance. She has told me 'whenever I feel the need to give up, I have to try one more time' - I do believe if you persevere -you do get there.


As far as no vitamins etc.... do you think our grandmothers had prenatal vitamins? My grandmother had her youngest in her mid forties and my fiance was born to a mom in her late forties and neither of them had folic acid nor prenatals. My point is that lots of healthy babies can be born without them, but of course knowing what we know about supplements ,we do go the extra mile to help nature out.


Also, my Grandmother was the 14th child and born to my great-grandma who was 46.... and I'm sure they didn't use TCM, folic acid or vitamins.... She was probably stressed looking after so many kids and cooking and cleaning.


My mom was 44 when I was born and we have a great relationship still! - Biffy (29)


I also am a very healthy 47. I had my first child at 45, and find that I want to have another. I got pregnant last July and miscarried in August.


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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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