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My grandmother had her last one at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, April 26, 2008 | 0 comments

Well, my grandmother had 3 children in her 40’s. One at 40, one at 43 and then last one at 45.

If someone thinks she must have used donor egg IVF [in vitro fertilization], I'd like for them to explain how. After all, there was no IVF back then in the 1950's and early 1960's.

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I would believe her my mom had a pregnancy in her forties. Forty is not that old any more it is completely plausible.

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Today I met a woman who is 51 years old, and pregnant with twins. She was not planning this pregnancy and already has a 25, 19, and 16 with her husband.


She said that she thought she had cancer, and found out she is pregnant. She told me that she cried for the first four months and has only recently accepted that she is about to do it all over again!!

She also decided that she would rather have twins, than find out she has cancer. So it really can happen!!!

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My mom's friend years back got preggo at 51 with twins, and delivered very healthy babies. The babies are now in their teens!

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I started TTC [trying to conceive] when I was 41, and have gotten pregnant 4 out of 5 times during the spring - 3 times in April - 02,03,04, 1 during May 05, and 1 in Aug 02.


I have a healthy active 27 month old daughter, who was born in Jan 05 when I was 44. - Julie

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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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