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My great grandma had #11 at 44 or 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, November 29, 2007 | 0 comments

My RE said genetics do play an albeit small part. My great grandma had 14 pgs, 11 live births, 3 miscarriages (that she knew of) and had kid #11 at 44 or 45...

My cousin (her granddaughter and my mom's 1st cousin) had a baby at 43 (and conceived at around 43).

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There's a great story in the Randine Lewis book about a woman who married at 41, went through NINE (9) Count them! IVF's and finally went to see Dr. Lewis, who prescribed dietary changes, herbs and acupuncture.


In 3 months (I think) she had IVF for the 10th time, got pregnant and delivered at 46... so, the odds are good!

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I have a 48 years old friend who is going to deliver next month. She told me that it just happened. No treatments. Her husband is 39.

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My RE laughed and said I was young and he had helped a 48 year old conceive, and give birth, using her own eggs a few months ago. He has another patient who is 45, and had 9 or more miscarriages and is now 38 weeks pregnant with her first baby.

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I agree with continuing to try though, because my next door neighbour's mother had her youngest sister at 48! Naturally, of course. Back then...


I also have a friend that conceived late 45, delivered 46...

My RE has helped three woman, 45, 46, 47 have babies....

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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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