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Here I am, pregnant at 50

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, September 07, 2007 | 1 comments

So here I am, pregnant at age 50, dumped by a man I loved for six years. I have no insurance and am presently unemployed. I am too old to be a single parent, and I don't want this cold, selfish man back. I don't know what to do to keep my sanity and make this decision alone.

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Well-known / celebrity older mums

Cherie Blair (baby at 45), Madonna (2nd baby at 41), Sarah Brown (wife of Gordon Brown - babies at 40 and 42), Jane Seymour (twins at 44), J K Rowling (baby at 37 and 39), Patricia Hodge (twins in her 40s), Emma Thompson (baby at 40), Liz Hurley (baby at 36), Susan Sarandon (baby at 46), Mimi Rogers (baby at 45), Iman (baby at 44), Jerry Hall (baby at 41), Annette Bening (baby at 41), Brooke Shields (baby at 37 and 40), Cheryl Tiegs (twins at 52), Caroline Quentin (baby at 39 and 42), Sarah Lancashire (baby at 38), Mariella Frostrup (baby at 39), Geena Davis (baby at 46), Courtney Cox Arquette (baby at almost 40), Julianne Moore (baby at 37 and 41), Helen Hunt (baby at 40), Helen Fielding (baby at 46 and 48), Meera Syal (baby at 43), Holly Hunter (twins at 47), Sian Williams (expecting baby at 41), Jennifer Beals (baby at 40), Sarah Edwards (baby at 46), Beverly D'Angelo (twins at 49), Fiona Fullerton, Sarah Jessica Parker (baby at 37), Elle Macpherson (baby at 39), Anna Nichol Smith (pregnant at 38).

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It is possible to get pregnant when you are older the old fashion way. My mom had me when she was 51 in 1961. People worry too much.

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Well! I'm 44 and just found out I am pregnant. Very mixed emotions, I just want to have a healthy baby. Anyone else having gone through pregnancy in their 40's?

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I am 45 and I was 12 weeks pregnant, when I had a miscarriage just 2 days ago. I have a 25 year old daughter from a previous marriage. My husband and I would very much like to have a child together. We're hoping to try again in a couple of months even though the odds are against my advancing age. At least we now know that I can get pregnant at this age. It's just a matter of whether the pregnancy will be full term and that the baby will be healthy.

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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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1 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    "Madonna (2nd baby at 41)"

    At 42, a few days before her 43rd birthday

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