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Several woman in late 40's have kids

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, December 19, 2007 | 0 comments

I know several woman in their late 40's that thought they were beyond the fertility age & were less careful using birth control --- they have children now.


Yes, you can. My Aunt got pregnant when she was 49.


Mary LaRosa experienced pregnancy for the first time at 24 and had her fourth child at 44.

"My pregnancies were all great," says the Boston, Massachusetts, mom. "My first was special because I really wanted to be a mom. Being pregnant at an older age was special too. I generally knew what to expect. There were still a few surprises, but I enjoyed the pregnancy immensely."

I haven't posted in awhile... I am 6 1/2 months pregnant! Feeling Great Turned 44 in September! Everything is going really well... I did two IVF's and got a BFP the second time around... did a lot of acupuncture... and kept a positive outlook. Keep the faith, if it is meant to be it will be!


I use to take my girls to this one park years ago and we met a set of grandparents who took care of their granddaughter while their daughter worked full time. They were devoted to the child and knocked themselves out everyday.

The baby was 4 months old and she said "I don't know if I can do this all over again! She told me "my daughter was 56 when she found out she was going to have this baby and her first one was at 52!" She said, “my husband and I are almost 80, I just don't see how we can manage!"

Can you all imagine having a first baby at 52 and another at 56!

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At age forty-four, Alice Eve Cohen was happy for the first time in years.

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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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