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My doc had 2 patients 45 & 47 get pregnant last year

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, September 26, 2007 | 0 comments

My RE told me today that the percentages every month are just lower for us 40+ ladies but that if everything is fine I (we 40+ ladies) should be able to get pregnant but it would just take longer on average.

He sees it all the time in his practice and he's pretty confident I'm not too old to get pregnant again. My regular doc had two patients ages 45 and 47 get pregnant last year with their own eggs and naturally. I live in modestly sized city, too.


While ago I posted about my husband's friend, he's 50, his wife is 45. After years of trying with no luck. she got pregnant, and then had a miscarriage. They were devastated. But then she got pregnant again with no assistance. Well..... sometime between late Monday night and Tuesday morning she delivered a healthy baby girl.

This was her first, she had no help, even after the miscarriage. She probably wouldn't even know what FSH is. Ahhhh..... the sweet innocence of not hearing that sentence thrown at you.

It will happen, for all of us. Dream like a little child and live those dreams like they are real. However it eventually happens, I figure if you take your mind there, your body will eventually follow. Here's to keeping the dream alive.


Quadruplet pregnancy in a 51-year-old menopausal woman following oocyte donation.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

A quadruplet pregnancy occurred in a woman 51 years of age following oocyte donation and embryo transfer. Successful pregnancy occurred following two previously unsuccessful attempts. The patient underwent a selective reduction of her pregnancy to two fetuses at approximately 13 weeks gestational age. Her pregnancy continued uneventfully and she underwent the delivery of two viable infants at 38 weeks gestational age by Caesarean section. This case represents the first quadruplet pregnancy to be established in a woman of 50 years of age or older. It illustrates both the benefits and risks of oocyte donation to women of advanced reproductive age.


I conceived with Dr. Karande, in Hoffman Estates, Illinois No meds, just followed my cycle with ultrasounds, followed by the trigger shot, with back to back IUI's. I now have a beautiful 3.75 year old boy!! I was 45 years young!!!!


We had two miscarriages last year, both around 5-6 weeks, and then got pregnant naturally in March. I started charting on before the second miscarriage, and so I used the temperature and other symptoms I felt when ovulating, PLUS, knowing when to BD BEFORE the darn ovulation! I realized that I probably had some anovulatory cycles (I think!)

We were also five days away from our appt with the RE for IVF! I'm 44 now and due in November. !!!

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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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