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Carol, 45 and pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, December 29, 2007 | 0 comments

Carol, 45 and pregnant - many early losses in early 40's


I just took a pregnancy test after 4 days of being late, and it came out positive. Should I just take that as a positive, or should I do one more to be sure? The + showed up in less than 30 seconds.

I couldn't be more thrilled. I'll be 44 in January, and we've been trying for 2 years with drugs, etc. and this just happened naturally. I guess hope is all I was asking for.


Like me, she was in a new relationship and had children from her first marriage but desperately wanted a child with her current partner. Anyway, when she failed to get pregnant, she basically accepted it wasn't to be and felt blessed with the family she already had.

She and her husband decided not to pursue any medical interventions and decided to forget about TTC and just get on with the life she already had, and looked forward to a future filled with all things good.

Anyway, yep, you've guessed it. I had an email from her at the weekend and she is thrilled to suddenly discover herself six weeks pregnant. She turned 45 a couple of weeks ago.

We read about this sort of thing every day in magazines, etc., but somehow it makes it seem all so real (and achievable!) when lady luck looks down on someone we know, don't you think.


My friend took 9 years conceiving her second child. There were several miscarriages along the way. She had her little girl when she was 48! Naturally (apart from some progesterone supplements!). Just when they were going to give up, she decided *one more month* then we quit...

That was the month their dreams came true. She said all the heartache went away in an instant when she looked into her little girl's eyes. That it was all worth it.


My great grandmother had her 9th at 52, and two of them in her 40's. I just assumed my body wouldn't let me down.... It has never let me down.


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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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