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I will be 44 when I have this baby

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, February 08, 2008 | 0 comments

I just found out I am pregnant. I am 43, I will be 44 when I have this baby. I have 3 kids - 24, 22, and 8 years old. This was NOT at all planned.


A woman I know from another board just got her BFP [big fat positive - pregnancy test] (it is her first child!!!) from a minimum stimulation IVF cycle with Dr. Zhang (the same guy I just starting seeing myself).

She is 44 years old, and will be 45 in a couple of months. Her FSH [follicle stimulating hormone] was 6.5 and E2 [Estrogen] was 112 (which of course means that her FSH was actually higher), and she BEAT the odds!!!

She has been trying naturally for a long time. She transferred 2, two day embies, and did Clomid only for 6 days I believe (from CD4 - CD10).

I am so excited I can barely stand it... (especially since I am also working with this same doctor!!!)

That said, I have plenty of personal examples of women conceiving naturally over 40:

- my mother had me when she was 40,
- my aunt had three kids after turning 40,
- my grandma had her last when she was almost 46... all naturally.


My doctor has had success using the estrogen priming protocol, a similar protocol that Patti was recently successful with at 44 (Yeah Patti!!).

It’s true for some women, but not true for others. Some women get pregnant easily in their mid-40s. Sorry, but its just the truth.

Do you think my aunt told a lie when she had her baby at 45? Do you think she just pushed a big pillow under her clothing, and lied to everyone about being pregnant? No, it was for real.

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-- After years of infertility and failed fertility treatments, Sandy Robertson developed an all-natural pregnancy protocol leading to the birth of her daughter at the age of 44.

In this new expanded edition, she shares her research including over 100 references.

She explains how she:
- Overcame recurrent miscarriage
- Conceived multiple times of the age of 40 with one Fallopian tube
- Balanced hormones
- Increased pelvic circulation

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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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