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Pregnant the same week I turned 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, December 31, 2007 | 0 comments

I'm Anne, mom to Brian age 20, Allison age 17.5 and Liam age 2.5. My husband and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary in a few more weeks.

I learned I was pregnant the same week I turned 45, and what a shock! Liam is a terribly busy, smart little boy with a wicked sense of humor already. I can't imagine life without him!

I hope you have a healthy uncomplicated pregnancy, and a beautiful little baby in your arms before long.

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I am 48 and have sons ages 23, 19 and 3 years. I, too, found myself pregnant at the age of 45, after 16 years. I have been married for 23 1/2 years. My little guy is such a sweetie I cannot imagine life without him.

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I just found out that our priest comes from a family of 12, and his mother had 4 children in her 40's. She was 48 when she had her last, and this priest is 72 years old!


I love being pregnant and LOVE babies too and even though I just had a little one, I pray that I'll be blessed with at least one more.

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As a labor and delivery nurse, I have seen the complications for both mom and baby that increase with older mothers. It is hard for me to form an opinion on whether or not women in their 40's should be having children. Some are having their first baby, so who am I to say they shouldn't experience the joys of motherhood.

Yesterday we had a patient come in about 8 months pregnant with twins. She is 59. She is a surrogate mother for her infertile daughter. The twins are products of IVF -- genetically they are her daughter and son-in-law's children.

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I am a believer in Maca! I was taking it when I was last pregnant 2 years ago. I know several women who swear by it, including a 44 year old woman who got pregnant and delivered a healthy little girl this past year. (A natural pregnancy with her own eggs, her first baby)

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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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