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Just found out I'm pregnant at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, April 22, 2008 | 2 comments

I am 45 1/2, and I just found out yesterday I am pregnant. I know my odds, but I am going to enjoy every minute of being pregnant and stay positive that I am going to have a baby in 9 months - Debbie

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I got pregnant the month after I turned 44 (with just the help of Clomid), and delivered a healthy baby boy two months before my 45th birthday.


I also got pregnant at age 42, and have a healthy baby girl also with the help of Clomid! -- Annabelle

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Count me in as well. Pregnant naturally at 44 years, 2.5 months. I delivered a healthy baby boy one month before I turned 45. - Lisa

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There is a 44 year old patient of Dr Toth's , who just a baby naturally about one year after being treated by Dr Toth. She also went to NYU Fertility Center, Cornell and Columbia, and they found nothing.


She had no success and they of course suggested donor eggs. Dr Toth found that she indeed had an infection, and she finally had success after many many failures and at a late age. There are many cases like hers.

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I think at our age, it is catching the right egg and being right there when it happens with as many eggs as possible.


That said, I'm curious as to your thoughts re: egg quality and the higher stims.

My RE [reproductive endocrinologist] has gotten 47 year olds pregnant, and a friend of 46 years old had twins with high stims and blasts recently.

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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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2 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    "My RE" We readers would like to know which reproductive endocrinologist(s) was/were willing to help a woman over 45. I know someone who was trying hard to get pregnant over 40 (and eventually succeeded, and was very pleased) who was devastated when a doctor laughed at her for coming to him with concerns about it.

  2. Catherine says:

    If you are in the US, in the NYC area or in California (esp southern California), you're especially lucky as there are more in those areas who will help an over 45 woman than anywhere else.

    Here's three places that do:
    Columbia Center for Women's Reproductive Care (NYC) 646 756-8282

    Univ of S. Cal 323 226-3026

    North Hudson IVF (NJ) 201 871-1999

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