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she had her last child at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, September 01, 2007 | 0 comments

I wanted to share a happy story with those TTCing. I was shopping at Von's, I live in Los Angeles. I happened to talk with the lady behind me. We were talking about this and that. Age came up and I said that we were pretty close in age. She saw I had some baby toys, I have a 10 month old.

She went on to tell me she had her last child at 45, she is 47 now. Prior to her last child at 45, she had had two miscarriages. And she got pregnant without any drugs or treatment. So for those ladies trying, anything is possible until the fat lady sings. Since I'm trying for another one at 43, she made me feel hopeful with such a happy story. Plus she was such an open and kind woman. Keep the faith, because anything is possible.


Did you see on "Special Delivery" on TLC yesterday, the 47 year old woman? She thought she had hit the big M and discovered she was pregnant. They thought they couldn't have children and were totally surprised. The baby was PERFECT!!!

I love hearing about this, as it keeps my hope alive.


Posted By sara on 2006-08-17
I had a consult with " Dr. S" when I was 45, he basically told me that 90% of my eggs were now " bad" and my chances were about 1% with IVF. He cycled my friend at age 46 with her own eggs, swore he could help her and told her she did not conceive because she was too stressed out. Needless to say, I was very happy to send him a birth announcement of my healthy baby that was conceived at age 45.5


Posted By anon. on 2006-08-17
A woman from Yorktown Heights has become one of the country's oldest mothers. Her obstetrician, Dr. Edwin Pan, said it was the second baby in two years delivered by his 56-year-old patient, whom he declined to name. The woman and her husband, who is also 56, have two other children, 19 and 2. Dr. Pan said the baby, who weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was healthy, was delivered at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville.


I actually got the name of my acupuncturist from a nice lady here on Fertility (Paula) who just got pregnant this year at 44!


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"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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