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I am 44 & BFP using my own eggs

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, November 19, 2007 | 0 comments

I am 44 years and 9 months, (it's only a number!!!) and have just got a BFP using my own eggs on first attempt at IVF (although have been pregnant x 3 before steri 2 years ago).

A long way to go yet, I know, to getting a healthy newborn in my arms again but I'm going in the right direction thanks to CARE Nottingham.

P.S. I would have posted earlier but I was asleep in bed - growing babies at 44 is exhausting!!! LOL


My sister-in-law conceived at nearly 43 and her baby was born when she was 43 and 9 months -- I lost count but it was probably their 6th or 7th IVF/ICSI attempt (one prior pregnancy ended in miscarriage). I conceived at 40+ and my son was born just after my 41st birthday (3rd IVF/ICSI attempt, including one cancelled cycle).

I have a friend who conceived naturally at 43+, and her healthy baby was born when she was 44 and a half. All stories are with "own eggs". Hope they give you some hope!


Also my cousin has had first baby at 42 ( now 1) and is currently pregnant with her second at 43.

My step mum had my little brother when she was 45.


Posted By Maria on 2006-09-08
I love these stories! I feel so good now! I am 42 (43 in February of '07), and my husband and I just found out yesterday that we are pregnant! I just had a beautiful healthy daughter last year at 41, miracles do happen.

My first child is 20 years old from my first marriage... after so many years of being alone I finally found a great man, and God has already blessed us with a child. Thinking I am too old and maybe a bit crazy wanting another child I still tried and WOW it happened again!

These stories give me so much hope... I just love them.... thanks and God be with all of you guys!!!!


Posted By karla on 2006-10-09
I am 49 and 25 weeks pregnant. It was a total surprise. The baby boy is due the day before my oldest turns 27. I also have a 25 & a 16 year old.

I was planning for empty nest, not Romper Room, but God has plans we can see, so I am adjusting. I've been married for 28 years. While I was not thrilled, he is having an even harder time adjusting to the idea.

My mothering hormones are kicking in, but he is still in denial! So far, easy pregnancy and by all available tests, a totally normal baby. Only 15 weeks to go. Will update after delivery.


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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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