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My mum had me at 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, March 10, 2008 | 0 comments

Just as an aside, my mum had me when she was your age (47). I was somewhat of a surprise, as she thought that particular boat had sailed, but I suppose you never know what life has in store for you.

Personally I had a fantastic childhood - I did all the same things kids of my age were doing with their parents. I was lucky I suppose that both my mum and dad were physically fit, and loved throwing themselves back into daftness and bringing up another child.

I've never though of myself as different or odd for having much older parents. I've got a good relationship with both my siblings (one 18 years older, one 15 years older) and with my nieces and nephews who are nearer to my own age.

I'm not sure whether medically speaking (absence of periods I guess is a big indicator) you will be able to have any more children, but if you do older women have the capacity to be wonderful, loving and fun mothers.

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Hi, I have to say I have NOT had a period for 3.5 years... In August I started having what seemed like morning sickness, then I started craving red meat, eating chicken made me nauseous. I NEVER eat red meat, only fish and chicken, now I cannot eat either of them for fear of vomiting.. Well, I gained 8 pounds, my stomach is sticking out, and 2 weeks ago, I felt something moving in my abdomen... I have not been pregnant in 22 years!!!

I went to doctor, had ultrasound, and there they were, 2 perfect little boys!!!! I am due in April, I have not told my children as of yet, my youngest son is graduating from college this year and my oldest son just had my first grandchild (a boy).

I am 52 years old, and starting over!!!! So ladies, use protection until you are sure you cannot get pregnant any more... My husband and my plans for retirement and travel are now put on hold, and I will be the oldest mom at my babies graduation in 19 years!!!!!!

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Guess how it happened to me...
Early 30's Uterine cancer - after the doctor cut and fried it, I was told I would never have children. I had not had any kids yet, and was heart broken.

Mid. 40's doctor told me I was going through the change, but I was sure I was pregnant. They did test me and told me I was going through the change.

OK, three months later, I went back with more changes, like I was pooching out there-

They would not test me and told me I was not pregnant.

Went to another doctor and was found to be 3 or more months pregnant! Now I have a child at 47, and people don't know what to think. I’m happy anyway.

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I'm 51 and have a four month old beautiful baby. I read something once on a website for women over forty having babies. It was a list of counter remarks for insensitive comments.

I loved the one that replied to the comment 'I can't imagine having a baby at your age' by saying 'Hmm, well I'll weigh that against how hard it is to be middle aged and childless and get back to you.' Thought that put it in a nutshell.

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Oh my goodness, ladies! I was just talking to a student at the school where I work (age 15). He told me that his mother's friend from church (age 54) is quite pregnant.... Far enough along that she's showing. I said, "You GOTTA be KIDDING me?"

He explained that her husband had a vasectomy reversal after all their children left home (because they started missing having children around), and then she immediately got pregnant. He said the husband is in his 50's also. It's a natural pregnancy.

I was sooooooooooooooo shocked, to say the least and wondered why I can't get pregnant once when someone in their 50's gets pregnant easily. However, stories like these, do, indeed, give me hope! Just wanted to share this with you!

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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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