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Just turned 90, her youngest is 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, December 24, 2007 | 0 comments

My grandmother is not "anecdotal" to me. She is a real live person. She just turned 90, her youngest daughter is 45. Yes, she did have 3 children in her 40's. (I know you don't want to hear that).


I delivered my beautiful daughter at age 40 after 3.5 years of trying and am pregnant at 43 (due to deliver at 44).

It was NOT easy for me, but it was for some others who didn't have my FSH, my polyps and/or the other 'special' things that made my journey longer.


Only if a woman consistently gets higher than normal E2 (estrogen) levels would somebody think menopause is on its way.

And even if that is true, one can still have a baby! My great grandmother had her 9th at 52. She had two in her forties.


It has happened to so many women - love the ones where the woman is told she cannot conceive, and goes with no birth control and ends up pregnant.

Happened to my cousin 2 years ago, another last year at 45 found out she was pregnant when she thought she was done and safe, and a friend from high school (she now has 5 kids).


I had two over 40 pregnancies with Clomid. One at age 42, it took 3 months, and one at age 44, which took 4 months. With my last pregnancy, I tested with an FSH of 15, and the doctor felt it was never going to work.

I also took herbs (on my own, and I'm not recommending you do this) at the same time that cycle. This last one was at 100 mg. days 3-7. The first pregnancy at age 42 was with 50 mg. days 5-9.


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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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