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When I was 45 my son was born

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, April 18, 2008 | 0 comments

When I was 45, my son was born by C-section. The first two days after his
birth I was unconscious due to the fact they overdosed me on morphine. On the third day I awoke and breastfed him, he nursed for over 3 years
without any problems.


47 pregnant with own eggs at the clinic I use, and I am sure of it. My doctor does not publish it nor does he care about stats since he is famous and well known anyway.

He deals mostly with women over 40 and most of them, including me, use our own eggs.


I am 44 years "young". After 5 years of using no birth control, I found myself pregnant at age 42. How did that happen?! I had a baby healthy girl in April 2006 at age 43. I also have two older boys ages 17 and 14.

Just recently, I found out that I am pregnant again. I am due in November 2007. I have not told my family yet. Nor have I told work yet. I have just told my spouse, my two teenage sons, and my best friend in Nebraska.

I am waiting to share the news until after I hear the heartbeat and have my first ultra sound, etc...


We just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary last year, have four kids aged between 24 and 19, two grandkids, and about the last thing we thought about was having another baby.

In the beginning it was really quite hard to get used to this idea. My husband was very supportive as was most of our family. I’m currently 31 weeks along, and I can now honestly say that I’m very much looking forward to meeting our baby boy.


After 5 years of using no birth control, I conceived in 2005. I gave birth to a happy, healthy baby girl April 20, 2006 at age 43. Mind you this was a natural birth - no pain meds. Also, I breastfed her and am still breastfeeding her.

I found out in early March 2007 that I am pregnant again. I just turned 44 in January. I will be 44 when the baby arrives in November. I have two teenage sons from a previous marriage. My oldest is 17 and the other boy is 13.

There is an age difference. I conceived all of them on my own without fertility. Like you, I wasn't trying to get pregnant both nor was I not trying. It just happened. It was meant to be.


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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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