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Anyone with a womb, ovaries & a cycle can become pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, September 29, 2007 | 0 comments

My advice to other older women wishing to have a baby? If anyone tells you that you're "too old to have a baby", don't believe them. Thousands of women, including myself, are testimony to the fact that anyone with a womb, ovaries and a menstrual cycle can indeed become pregnant!


Baby at 46 - Penny Cohen, Guildford, England
After several months trying to get pregnant in 2002 we 'gave up' and left it to fate. I changed my lifestyle from 45 hours work a week to 20 hours/week and lo and behold, baby. We decided not to have any invasive tests and in any case would have been happy with a Down's Syndrome baby (as it turned out Alex did not have DS anyway).


Sherri, 45
A child is a gift of God and should be taken as so. I am a single mom (age 45). My son is a year old now. My pregnancy was a total surprise (I was taking birth control).

I had never planned to have a child, but it is the most wonderful thing that has every happened to me. I was concerned due to my age but my doctors reassured me and I followed their instructions to a "T". I have been a single person for sooooo long and now I have someone to be with and enjoy life with.

I am discovering the world all over again through my son's eyes. Everything is brand new. My son is the LIGHT in my life now. He keeps me busy ( in a good way) and I love it. MY words to older women - don't hesitate and don't be afraid - it is WONDERFUL!


I'm new to this site but just wanted to say I am 43 and got pregnant with my own eggs at 42.5. Although we all know its more difficult as you get older I get really pissed off with the suggestion that having children over 40 is a modern thing when my gran did it in 1922 and 1924 at 41 and 44 and my mum in the 1960's with me at 41. Because of the family history I assumed it would be easy - ha ha ha - it wasn't but I got there.


Another inspiring story - a colleague of mine had her second child at 45, no assistance, just with a lot of patience, good nutrition, and one miscarriage along the way. She swears by (revolting) pumpkin seeds


Stories of Pregnancy & Birth over 44y
- Daily blog of hope & inspiration!

4,000 Stories of Pregnancy & Birth over 44y
All the stories, divided by age, 1st pregnancy & high FSH!

You Can Get Pregnant in Your 40's
Sharing articles, discussing options & suggestions

"In 2005, there were more than 104,000 births in the United States to women ages 40 through 44, and over 6,500 to women 45 and older. In 2004, there were 1,786 live births to women over 42, using donor eggs."

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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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