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I was 45 with this pregnancy

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, March 03, 2008 | 0 comments

I felt odd being pregnant at the age. Don't let anyone ever think you are freak, doctor or other person. I was not thrilled either, and my doctors knew it. I had never been so tired in all my life as I was at age 45 with the pregnancy. It did get better as time went on.

There were nights I cried myself to sleep at night, and was an emotional rollercoaster. But somehow I got through it, and had a beautiful baby boy. He was so precious, even though he didn't sleep for the first six weeks. He is my little love of my life now.

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Anne who used to visit here also had a surprise baby at age 45. We did and so can you. Donna

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Having a baby at 45 - On Wednesday I went to see an OB/gyn [obstetrician/gynecologist] who performed an ultrasound.


He saw an embryo with a heartbeat ,and measurements suggested a gestational age of 7 weeks 4 days, which would make me about 8 weeks along as I write this.

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Guess what? I just turned 45 in November of 2001, and the same thing as you. Surprised and shocked to find myself pregnant. That is now in the past because he is 4 and a half, and I am 50. -- Donna

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I just saw a birthing video in my college class... and in it was a 45 year old Mom who thought she was going through menopause - and didn't know she was pregnant for five months! She had a super quick birth; no difficulties during pregnancy or delivery. Beautiful baby girl.



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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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