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I have a friend pregnant at 44 through IVF

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, September 03, 2007 | 1 comments

I don't have any personal experience with IVF but I do have a friend that got pregnant at 44 through IVF. So it is possible. I wish you well on your journey and I hope that you find whatever it takes to get a healthy one to stick.

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My grandmother had her last child at 45 - in the 1940's. My uncle, who was that last child, complained for years that he had an "old" mother. But he was also the pampered family baby: the only one out of 6 who went to private school and had his college paid for. AND my grandmother lived to see him marry and have children of his own.

There are ups and downs with any parents. Age is just one factor out of many.

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I personally know of at least 3 people who have gotten pregnant in their mid to late 40's. My husband has a friend whose wife is now expecting her first baby in September. After 1 miscarriage she got pregnant again for the 2nd time in decades and she's your age (44 years old), her husband is 50.


I've heard many other stories that prove that you're as pregnant as you believe you will be. As long as you believe it will happen for you, consider it done. It's only a matter of time.

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And by the way, two women at my midwife's office, one 45 and another 46 had IVF babies, so there are enough clinics that work with women in this age group. There are many women giving birth at age 45 and even later.

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I was pregnant this year at the ripe old age of 45. We miscarried, but still, I got pregnant without help, and we weren't even trying.

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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 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. ADAS says:

    I WAS 45 WHEN I DELIVERED MY YOUNGEST OF TWO SONS. I HAD A C-SECTION AND HE WAS THREE WEEKS PREMATURE BUT HEALTHY. HE IS NOW TEN YRS OLD. HE IS WHAT IS REFERRED TO AS VERY HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISTIC. MY IN-LAWS WAVER BETWEEN DENIAL AND BLAMING MY AGE WHEN I GAVE BIRTH. MY AGE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. HE IS A BLESSING IN MANY WAYS. IT'S HARD TO BE A PARENT TO AN AUTISTIC CHILD, BUT I GET TO SEE THE WORLD THROUGH HIS EYES, WITH ALL HIS CANDOR AND INSIGHT. IT'S AMAZING HOW LITLE KNOWLEDGE THERE IS OUT THERE ABOUT BOTH, PREGNANCY AFTER 40 AND ABPOUT AUTISM. I AM GLAD TO SEE WOMEN SHARING THEIR STORIES. -ADAS

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