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My friend had her 1st baby at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 0 comments

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My friend had her first baby at 45 tears old, conceived without medical assistance.

A relative of my husband was the oldest woman ever to give birth at our local maternity hospital aged 49, again conceived naturally.

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One of my college roommates had her one and only baby quite late….

A result of waiting for the right moment to come, as well as unfortunate circumstances...

She is now almost 50 years old, and her daughter is 4 1/2 years old...

Technically she is old enough to be a grandmother!

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My mother had her last healthy baby at 45 years old, and her last pregnancy at 47 years old!

I have friends who had babies in their 40s - one started at 42 years old, and had three babies, one year after the other (all normal and healthy).

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I am 43 years old and am 35 weeks pregnant with our first child.

I was quite fit and healthy at the beginning of the pregnancy, and this has stayed with me throughout.

On the scale of things, I have had a lovely pregnancy so far: just occasional nausea in the first trimester, one night of acid reflux in the second trimester, and a week of leg cramps in the third trimester.

I am as anxious as any other first-timer but more grounded than ever before in myself.

I love my husband and we're both delighted to be having a baby. His support means everything right now.

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I don't think you are old at 43 years old.

My God, my friend's mum had her last baby at 55 years old, and that is the honest truth.

She had a beautiful baby girl, and both of them were very healthy.

Then my younger friend had a Down Syndrome baby, and she was only 20 years old when her baby was born.

So please, I really don’t believe in this **** about the older you are, the sicker your child can be.


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Catherine

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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