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I became a parent late in life, 46 & 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, August 16, 2007 | 0 comments

I am using bio-identical Estrogen and Progesterone and have periods every month. I became a parent late in life (46 and 47).


I wanted to add a story to this post to continue in erasing the idea that over 40 is too old to conceive... My good friend just gave birth to a healthy baby girl! She conceived naturally, and had no complications at all! No morning sickness and a fast delivery!

The interesting thing is she had an IUD and she still got pregnant! I guess we all know that child was meant to be. Oh, and I must mention... My friend is 45!


My sister's husband's parents were older when they had him... The doctors said she was barren because she had tried since they got married at 16....

By the time she hit 40 they gave up. When she turned 50, they were looking into adoption, they adopted when she was 52.... But at 53 she got pregnant naturally (didn't know until she was 6-7 months along - thought it was menopause) and had him at 54..... He's 37, almost 38, she's now 93.

Both parents are still alive and living well and healthy and enjoy all there grandchildren now..... So they've had a really good outcome to having a child at a later age.....


My great grandma was in her 40's when she gave birth to her 13th child... It was odd back then but they didn’t have birth control so I guess they had them till they couldn’t.


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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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