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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, August 31, 2007 | 0 comments

I just a couple months shy of being 49 and have been making my empty nest plans with excitement. I recently found out I am expecting baby #4 on my 27 year old's birthday in January 07. My youngest is almost 16, learning to drive and full of teenage attitude!!

I should be the poster Mom for poor family planning. I had two when I was 22 & 23, then again at 33, and now at 49! When I went to the doctor 5 years ago and asked for a tubal ligation, he told me I had less than 1% chance of getting pregnant at my age. Only people who bought eggs got pregnant in their 40's was his remark. I had my doubts about his advice and continued birth control until just a few months ago, thinking if it was 1% 5 years ago, surely it was zero now. Wrong!!

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When I first learned I was pregnant at age 45, I knew intellectually know that I should love and cherish this little life growing inside of me. My daughter is now 5 years old (and I'm 51!). She's starting Kindergarten this fall.


I feel a little bit like "Peter Pan"... only I'm the Mommy who never grew up! I get to relive all the fun things you get to do with little kids - things like going to the swimming pool, the zoo, the science museum, visiting MacDonald's with friends etc. In the process, I've realized that I'm NOT growing OLDER

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My mom began listing all of the friends and family she knows who had babies 45+, and how young it kept them. I just saw my 80 year old aunt, mother of 10, had her youngest at 46, and wow, she looked so good and happy. So there we go.

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My mom had me when she was 45 . Back then there were no modern technologies like we have now . She did not choose to have a baby late in life, she just happened to get married late in life .

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I am 48 years old, and had been going through menopause for a few years before I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on May 19th, 2006. I did not find out I was pregnant until I was almost six months. All the symptoms were similar to menopause.


When I first found out I cried and also felt very scared. Fortunately for me, my husband was very supportive from the beginning. This is our first child together. He has four children from a previous marriage (he is 58) ranging from 25-32 years. I have two children from a previous marriage ages 20 & 17.

We try not to think to much about how old we will be when….. We have decided to take it one day at a time, and just love him. We feel he is a miracle baby and a blessing.



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Image: Pregnancy After 40: 40 Things No One Told You About Being Pregnant Over 40 (Pregnancy Plan Series), by Jill Conrad, Pregnancy Support Institute. Publisher: Pregnancy Tips (August 14, 2012)Pregnancy After 40: 40 Things No One Told You About Being Pregnant Over 40 (Pregnancy Plan Series)
by Jill Conrad, Pregnancy Support Institute

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Catherine

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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