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Documented evidence of a 48y giving birth

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, April 25, 2008 | 2 comments

I have documented evidence of a 48 year old ancestor giving birth, so I'm personally a bit nervous about contraception now. Mom was on the Pill, by doctor's orders, after age 40.

We had a consultant with us for a while at work. She became pregnant at 47 NATURALLY with twins.

Nothing is impossible. Amazing things happens everyday.


I just keep telling myself that my cousin had a baby at age 46, so can I. So can all of us!!!!!!


I had three children in my 30’s (31, 34, 36), and my fourth when I was 44! And I think this runs in the family - my older sister had her second at 42.

It was a shock to the mental/emotional system, rather than the physical/spiritual. My doctor said that bearing children in your 40’s isn’t rare anymore.

They did suggest having the plethora of tests which we decided against - knowing this child has already joined our family.


I was thinking of friends in real life this A.M…. And I have a friend at church who delivered her first children at 46. Twin boys! She handled it all beautifully!


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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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  1. Anonymous says:

    I am 44.8, will be over 45 when I give birth to my 1st child! :-) It is a natural pregnancy! Yahoo!!! More and more healthy women get pregnant over 40. It is not so unusual anymore.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It would be so inspirational to hear how many months and months it took for each to conceive.

    Conceiving 40 plus takes a bit of some time BUT you bet it happens...!!...

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