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So many "oops" babies in their late 40s, early 50s

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, August 12, 2019 | 0 comments

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I've done a lot of genealogy research along with my girlfriend (on her family) and there were SO MANY natural oops babies in their late forties, and early 50's.

Keep up the hope ladies!


Hello all, I am 52 years old, and I am five months pregnant with my fourth child...

This was actually unplanned (and a big surprise because I thought it was menopause, I couldn't believe it!)

But I think that I'm adjusting fine to the fact I am getting up there (age-wise) and expecting.

Bear in mind I have a 26-year-old (with a one-year-old), a 19-year-old, and I also have a 10-year-old.

I plan to have a natural birth, but I am nervous about it.

So far the pregnancy has been fine for the most part except I have had some extreme back pain, and some heartburn as well, and I've had a lot of bed rest.

Luckily, I have a supportive husband who has always done his part and continues to do so, and my children have been very supportive.

It seems odd my newborn will be younger than his or her niece, but I think this part will be just fine.


I can't relate to being an over 50 mom, but I'm the daughter of an over 50 mom.

I am child #7, arriving when my mom was 55 years old, and her second menopause baby!

Most of our nieces and nephews were older than us, except two were born within 8 months of me!

My sisters said what was weird was being pregnant when Mom was, and she didn't go crazy over the grandkids as much as their in-laws did.

I was so lucky to have her for 40 years after my birth, my older kids loved her sooo much.


I didn't heed one sage piece of advice my mom gave us girls our entire life...

Honey, if the plumbing ain't yanked out, it can work

Thus, here I am pregnant at 44 years old since my plumbing was intact.

All of my sisters had a baby past 40 years old, so I'm not the only one!


My grandmother was 51 years old when she had her last baby.

Image: Pregnancy After 40: 40 Things No One Told You About Being Pregnant Over 40 (Pregnancy Plan Series), by Jill Conrad, Pregnancy Support Institute. Publisher: Pregnancy Tips (August 14, 2012)Pregnancy After 40: 40 Things No One Told You About Being Pregnant Over 40 (Pregnancy Plan Series)
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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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