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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.


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!


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...


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!!


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!
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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  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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