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Oldest successful IVF with own eggs stands at 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, April 08, 2008 | 2 comments

I had a looong chat with the assisting nurse while we waited for the doctor. She said that their clinic had a 46 year old woman become pregnant with twins last year due sometime this year.

She almost broke the record for oldest successful ivf with own eggs which stands at 47.

I got my second positive this morning... on a FRED [First Response Early Digital Pregnancy test]. It is light, but definitely there. I am around 3 days late and EDD [estimated date of delivery] is October 27th.

My dh is almost 57 and this is our 3rd pregnancy since 2004. The other two resulted in miscarriages (missed miscarriage at 9 1/2 weeks, August 2004 and miscarriage at 5 1/2 weeks, April, 2006).
We are celebrating our 5th anniversary on the 11th of April. I will wait to tell him, then. (that will be difficult)

I am so excited to see other's pregnant at my age... very encouraging...


A 44 year old client of mine delivered a healthy baby girl last night. The baby arrived before I did (1 hour labour) and the Dad did a great job delivering her. -- Del


My son was conceived without planning at age 44, born at 45. I do believe if my doctor did not accidentally give me a tubal ligation after his birth I would have conceived again. I had a reversal, but the damage had been done.

I know what you mean by the looks you will get. I went to have some blood work done and took my 6 month old daughter. The tech asked me if i was babysitting. I am 48, I guess they figure we are grandparents.

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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. Longella says:

    I am thrilled to be having my first baby conceived via ICSI using my own eggs at 47. All being well I will be 48 when baby is born (i'm currently 23 weeks today). I am so grateful..


  2. Anonymous says:

    Longella, which clinic did you use? Most will not treat you in the u.k. with your own eggs if you are over 45.

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