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My sister had a healthy baby at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, October 21, 2007 | 0 comments

I'm looking for someone to share a positive story... ideas on conception and any vitamins, supplements or anything else you might want to share to help me in this process. I don't think I have much time - but my sister had a baby at 45, and he's a healthy boy.


I'm 36 and TTC #2 since July. We have a son who will be 5 in December.
While it is not as easy, I know of many Mom's in their 40's. Our neighbour had a surprise at 48!


When I met with Dr Check, he mentioned a recent 45 year old who just got pregnant, because they finally discovered something. I’m seeing him now and I’m 44, one of his older patients.

When I started with him in May, I was labelled as No hormonal problems but after working with him, we are finding out that there are some underlying hormonal problems that we only discovered from close monitoring. I

t’s not only high FSH that could be the problem. He's great because he really looks into what could be preventing pregnancy other than age, when a lot of RE's just slap a label on you, and consider your TTC efforts done.


When I finally met the greatest guy on the planet in June (on a 7-day trial of Yahoo personals) we decided to start a family right away. He was the first man I met that wasn't scared to death of the idea. So, here we are 3 months later, still incredibly happy together and pregnant!

We got the first positive last night and I tested again this morning. No change, still pregnant!

I'm 44. I have no children, just dogs. This will be my first (if it sticks!!). I was on no medication and we did this completely naturally. I'm hypothyroid, successfully on medication and my diet is vegetarian (sometimes chicken if there's no fish).

We did nothing special, just banged alot! Maybe it helps that he's 12 years younger than me!


Just had to share this. My best friend from interstate (I live in Qld Australia she lives in Vic) just rang me to tell me that she is pregnant. Nothing astounding you say.

Well she had her tubes tied 19 years ago and she is 46!! She was definitely not TTC. She just keeps saying, "I'm 46, I'm 46" She is stunned to say the least. In fact I think she is in shock.

Personally I think it's a lovely surprise. Her other children (all boys) are 22, 21 and 19 years old.

Certainly gives me hope!


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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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