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My grandmother had 3 - all in her 40's

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, November 01, 2007 | 0 comments

Some people simply refuse to believe women over 40 can get pregnant. I have a girlfriend who is that way. She always assumes any woman over 40 has gotten pregnant using a Donor Egg.

My grandmother had 3 children - all in her 40's. And, there was no such thing back then as "donor eggs".

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Not Impossible!! My ex-husband's mother conceived him when she was 45 (natural, of course, since that was 48 years ago).

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I had my baby at 45, my own egg. Went to the Centre for Human Reproduction, Dr. Karande. Followed cycle with ultrasound, and blood-work, had only one folly, did back to back IUI's, HCG trigger shot, and will never forget the call from the nurse: You have a beta found positive. RE was in disbelief, but thrilled for us!!! It does happen, don't give up!!!

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Just was out tonight with a friend, who was born when her mother was 45. She is a very bright woman, so she was definitely from a "good egg"

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My RE has a patient who used DHEA at age of 44 when nothing else worked. She waited 4 months after starting, did 1 more IUI and got pregnant after 4 years of trying.

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"In 2005, there were more than 104,000 births in the United States to women ages 40 through 44, and over 6,500 to women 45 and older. In 2004, there were 1,786 live births to women over 42, using donor eggs."





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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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