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I don't believe that our eggs are old.

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, November 05, 2007 | 0 comments

I don't believe that our eggs are old. It just doesn't make logical sense.

There was an article posted a while back about how every cell in our body is replaced every 7 years? Does it make sense that every other cell is replaced, except our eggs? That men's sperm cells are made daily, but our eggs are stagnant?

What I think they really mean is the basis for our eggs is there from the start, but they don't start to mature until 3 months before they are needed. So, in reality, they are only 3 months old.

What we need are healthy bodies, that haven't been exposed to a lot of chromosomal damage, and a good balance of hormones to support a pregnancy. Then I think that, as long as you are still cycling, still ovulating, and you have no other medical reasons to prevent a conception - you can get successfully pregnant - no matter how old you are.

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My husband and I both converted to Dr. Fuhrman’s plant-based approach to eating, enjoying a tremendous increase in energy levels, lower cholesterol, loss of excess weight, and we were able to conceive our first child. I enjoyed two complication-free pregnancies, no small detail, giving birth to our son at age 39 and our daughter at 44. While pregnant, Dr. Fuhrman helped tremendously with bouts of nausea, but there were no other complications.

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My sister got pregnant and had a child in her 40s. A friend got pregnant twice in her 40's / 1 miscarriage, the other she delivered at 45 years old and he is OK

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I have a friend who had a surprise pregnancy when she was 47. She had a great 2 hour labour. No problems. I know so many women in their forties who have had babies. The list can go on and on. As long as you are ovulating regularly, you will be fine.

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You’re not too old. My mother was 45 when she had my little sister. I was 17, my brother was 20. Built in babysitters. We were all shocked but super excited also. You will have lots of help with the little one.

I hope everything turns out for you. I just wanted to let you know about my mom. My sister is now almost 12 and as healthy as a horse.

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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 that 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 that there will be no more babies in our house.

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