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Moms in 50's cope as well as young women

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, June 13, 2008 | 0 comments

Mothers in their 50's 'cope as well as young women'. More than 22,000 women over 40 gave birth last year, including around 900 aged over 45. In 1995 there were only 11,000 new mothers in their 40's.


I work with a lady (Kathy) who came to me the other day, and told me to not give up on TTC [trying to conceive].

Her sister in-law, who is 44, sat the family down to inform them that she went to the Doctor after 12 months of thinking she was in full blown menopause having no period. She was afraid that she had a tumor growing because her stomach was getting more and more swollen, thinking she was for sure going to die.

She and her husband had tried for 24 years to have a baby. Her Doctor told her to give up, so they did. Well, when she went to the Doctor he started running tests, and BFP [big fat positive - positive pregnancy test]!

Well this weekend she has a normal healthy baby girl, that gives me so much hope now! Girls, we all can do it! I just wanted to share this with all of you.

The new mother will be 45 in a couple of weeks. Kim


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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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