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Her mom was like 61 with her last

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, November 13, 2007 | 0 comments

They keep saying that - because her mom was like 61 or something (she's originally from Kenya Africa where things are a lot different!) when she had her last - I still have PLENTY of time!


I flew with a friend of mine from work who was married this year. She is 42, and they conceived on their first month of trying and they only DID it once that month just after her period LOL!!!!!! ( I told her she MUST be having a girl, and she's just found out that she is!!!)

Then she says... oh I've got another friend who just got pregnant first try, and she is 45!!! So there you are girls..... gotta love those positive stories!!! There is hope for all of us


I am 44 now, was 43 when I found out I was pregnant. I am due in 7 weeks, things are good, and have had no problems. Funny thing is, I had horrible pregnancy with my last three, placenta previa, preclampsia. Nothing this time, he is small, but all my kids were.

I was like you, the doctors freaked me out. I had my ultrasounds, and did what they told me. I did not get a amnio, and things are great. I am 32 weeks now, and have a very active baby.

Don’t worry, they say bad things, but they told me the chances of Down’s syndrome was 1-10. Well my test came back 1-1000, I have eggs of a 33 year old. Look at all the woman now that have babies that are older and are fine.


My mother had her fourth at 38 and her 5th (me) at 2 weeks shy of 44. Back then there was no genetic testing. Many women in my neighbourhood had their last babies in their 40's.

My mother told me her obstetrician never gave her gloom and doom, but told her it was her 5th child, she had delivered 4 healthy children already and she being pregnant again meant she was strong and healthy. The trend now is more and more women are becoming older moms.


Locally I know a woman had her first at 44. Everything went fine, another at 42. Same outcome, I could go on and on.


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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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