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My uncle at 43, my aunt at 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, April 23, 2008 | 1 comments

Not me, but my grandmother had my uncle at 43, and my aunt at 47. Go for it!


I got pregnant one month after my 44th birthday. I am over 31 weeks now. She is due 2 months before my 45th birthday.

I know I was lucky. After having and losing my first child to adoption at the age of 15, I had 2 miscarriages in my 20's, followed by years of infertility, PCOS, pre-cancer scares (2 times)

The first of 2006, I went on a major exercise & diet plan and lost 35 pounds (171 down to 136) I used Vitex, and the last 2 months I used Ovulex. I also used primrose oil first half, and flaxseed second half of cycle, baby aspirin, progesterone cream and drank green tea. My cycle regulated and I got pregnant the first try

Now my husband and I (yep, same baby daddy) are expecting our second child. We only have the one grown son and two grandchildren, so this little one is a real blessing -- Vicki


It's a little early for me to be making assumptions, but for what it's worth, I got pregnant less than 2 weeks after my 44th birthday. Just went to take my second beta, so we'll see if it's viable.

I had my first at 39 and have only gotten pregnant twice since then -- one chemical and one miscarriage at 7 weeks.


I have read that women are more fertile in the spring - April and May - than any other time of the year. I don't remember where I read this, but I'm pretty sure it was some kind of medical report/statistic. It sure was true for me.

I started TTC 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 August 02. I have a healthy active 27 month old daughter, who was born in Jan 05 when I was 44.


I know of someone who is the product of a 50 year old mom and 55 year old dad. She's 43 now, so that's way before IVF and donor eggs and all that jazz.

It is not impossible.


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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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  1. Anonymous says:

    pril 26, 2008
    My grandmother had her last one at 45
    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.


    O, God Bless.

    So it took her on average 3 years to conceive each child??

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