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Lilly had a baby at 56

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, November 02, 2007 | 0 comments

I know two women who had a baby at an older age. One woman, who I'll call "Lilly" had a baby at the age of 56. She looks like a 35 year old and her daughter turn out just fine. No mental problems and the mother took no drugs. It was all natural.

Another women which I'll call "Starr" has a 6 year old healthy daughter and she was in her 40's when she had her. I plan to have a baby when I’m 35. Babies have less problems when we have them at an older age.

Another woman which I will call "Classy Lady" has a 6 year old daughter. She, too was in her late 40's. The girl is as smart as a whip. She, like all the other stories that I tell you, is doing real well in school. They're living normal lives.

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I know of a gal who used to post on CHFWeb.com who was 48, and got pregnant!

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I know personally one mother who gave birth at 46. Another good friend of mine gave birth at 45 (nearing 46). I had babies at 40 and 43.


My midwife told me she delivered a 48 year old and my OB said she delivered a 47 year old. (Those don't really count as knowing personally, though.) Oh, also my mom had her youngest at 41.

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My sister-in-law had her most recent at 46. She had more than one in her 40's. However, now that I am dealing with morning sickness and fatigue at 43, I can't imagine how I will cope with 2am feedings at 44! God's Grace!!

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A gal I went to college with (we both got saved around the same time) and whom I saw on our recent vacation had 2 children in her 40's. Also my aunt had her last baby when she was 53 (but of course, she died when I was 19 so it was a long time ago).

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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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