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My sister gave birth to her 1st at 46

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, May 22, 2008 | 2 comments

My sister gave birth to her first child a month before she turned 46, several years after she first entered peri-menopause, and when they were not trying.


I had a child at 43 (my first), and tried an IVF [in vitro fertilization] that failed. I found an acupuncturist who specializes in infertility, and after six months of weekly acupuncture, herbs and lifestyle changes - I was pregnant. If you can find someone in your area, it is worth a try!


My name is Nancy, I haven't posted on here in a while, but I will be 47 in July and my daughter is due in late August.
I'm starting my 24th week.

I am single, and decided to have a child for many reasons...... I conceived on 11/28/06 using my own eggs with donor sperm - this was simply an IUI [Intrauterine Insemination], so the doc just put the little swimmers "up there" at the time of ovulation, and it took!!

I'm thankful everyday for this miracle. I'm very excited, and definitely a bit nervous as well.


I have high FSH [follicle stimulating hormone] , don't know the exact number, and have been TTC [trying to conceive] for 4 months with a BFN [big fat negative - negative pregnancy test] .

I was BPF [big fat positive - postive pregnancy test] at 44, and had our first child at 45, so it is possible, have faith! We are trying for one more.


I got pregnant naturally at 45 and 46. We didn't do anything special to conceive. I know that, at the time, I never doubted that it was possible. Try not to worry.


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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. Anonymous says:

    I am 46... 47 this year and would love to have another baby. I have had 6 already but I am hoping to have one more... I have been trying for about 4 months and nothing... I don't want a medically assisted pregnancy I want natural? Is there anyone out there who can give me some insight?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Trust in the Lord!! It may be impossiable to you.But it is possiable with JESUS!

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