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My friend was born to her mother at 54

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, November 22, 2007 | 1 comments

You’re not such an old lady at 45. As I have told another list subscriber, I grew up with a girl who was born to her mother at the mother’s age of 54, when the mom had not been cycling for a couple years or so.

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My mother was 45 when she had me in 1968. If she wasn't too old then, you are definitely not too old now. Sure everyone gave her a hard time, but I am glad she didn't listen to them!

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I'm 47 and have a beautiful 19 month old daughter. My husband and I are trying for another! When I mention having another baby to my family they give me this look like "whatever for?" I just don't let it bother me, and neither should you.


Best of luck to you...

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You are not too old!! I had a child at 39, one at 42 and one at 45. I am now 47 years old and am trying to get pregnant again. Keep trying!!

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I had my beautiful daughter when I was 46. She is healthy, beautiful and the love of my life. This is my second time around, a new husband and new baby brought us all together as a family. Never say never.

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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!
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1 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    My mother was born when my grandmother was 45. She also had a child at 40, seven years after her last pregnancy. My husband's grandmother gave birth to her 16th child at 48 years old. She also had children at 40 and 42.

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