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I had my 3rd after I turned 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, April 10, 2008 | 0 comments

I had my third child two days after I turned 45. Although I wasn't trying to get pregnant, I wasn't trying NOT to either, since my new husband really wanted a baby.

Anyway... I'm wondering who else in the group conceived and gave birth naturally/spontaneously after the age of 44? I'm in the process of writing a book proposal on the topic and would be delighted to hear more from others who have had a similar experience.
-- Beth DeFrancis Sun


I've 43, I've had Cancer twice, born with Spina Bifida, told 20 years ago I could never get pregnant, and here I am almost 12 weeks pregnant with my first child. There are miracles in everyday life!
- Posted by Mrs. Duff, 3/23/07


I did have an amnio with my last 2 pregnancies. I was 43 and 46. Like some other people have said it was mostly just to know to be prepared if there was a problem.

Also, at my age, the risks of a problem were much higher than the risk of a miscarriage from an amnio. I had 2 healthy normal boys. - Patty


At the age of 47, Grace defied the odds and gave birth to her much-wanted first child Aaron.

Western doctors and conventional medicine had written her off, but then she came in contact with Chinese herbalist Lily Liu who prepared a mixture of natural Chinese herbs for Grace's hormones.

Six months later, Aaron was conceived. "I'm the happiest person, the happiest," Grace says.


Well I am 48 now, I have a 21 month old, a 4 year old, and a 24 year old.

I married for the second time at 42, at that time my husband and myself had talked a lot about wanting a family together. I asked my then 19 year old how he would feel about me having more children. His response was great, but don't have another only child.


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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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