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I will be 49 in May, Carter was born in Oct

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, August 18, 2007 | 0 comments

Hi Everyone - I wanted to pop in and announce that our newest little son, Carter Clifton was born on October 17 (I was due October 19) weighing 8 lbs 7 oz., 22 inches long and perfectly healthy. He's a super baby - so calm and easy.

We have four others - aged 21 (boy) 16 (boy) 14 (girl) and 5 (girl). I will be 49 in May. The first three are from my previous marriage, our 5-year-old daughter is from this marriage. She was conceived after three consecutive early miscarriages. We have been trying ever since she was born (when I was 43) for one more. This baby was conceived naturally. I did have an amnio and it was all clear. Labour was induced because he was showing some stress at term. Turns out the cord was around his neck. Labour was (relatively) easy, I did have an epidural. A week later and I feel like a million bucks.

You CAN do it, ladies! Hang in there! Best of luck to all - Carol


I just read an article in the Australian Women's Weekly saying Nadia Komininski just had a little baby. She is 44. She has been with her husband since 1996, but she says in the article that they had just been to see a fertility doctor about their problem and he had said come back in a few months if you aren't pregnant yet. Anyway, low and behold she became pregnant. It seems strange, but she says it was natural.


I'm 44 and will be 45 in September & am 4 weeks pregnant.


This is not my story but a close friend of mine. I have told it before but worth repeating to give you hope. She had IUIs etc at 41 due to being so called 'menopausal' and they gave her little hope. However at 42, got pregnant naturally. So was very happy with her little girl and that was that.

Then one day when she was 45, she found out that she was pregnant AGAIN even though her periods were not very regular and she definitely had menopausal symptoms. She then had another little girl. She has two very healthy beautiful little girls.

You are right - there are hundreds of miracle babies - so I don't even think we need to call them miracles - rather that it is NORMAL to still be able to get pregnant in our 40s.


My sister-in-law got pregnant at 44 or 45 (not sure about her age) and her baby is fine. No pregnancies before that and she was also never tested for FSH, etc. It can happen, so don't give up.


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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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