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Oldest woman I know had natural oops at 48

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, December 02, 2020 | 2 comments

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I have been posting on this board for years since my last successful over 40 pregnancy.

I must say there have been plenty of moms 44+, so do not give up hope!

The oldest woman I know personally, had a natural oops at 48 years old!!

She delivered a healthy baby boy.


I had my first (and only so far) child at 43 years old.

I am 47 years old now and TTCing [trying to conceive] baby number two.

My theory has always been we will keep trying until the very last egg drops.

And based on my older sisters, I have until at least age 54.

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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. I'm so happy that I found this site. I'm 46 with no kids. I am now at the age of wanting a child of my own. I have nieces and nephews but now want my own. I don't know why I waited to have the thought of conceiving when I've reached this age but I now have super hope after reading your site. I know they say today that the 40's are the new 30's and I feel that to be so true. I still feel young and look you but except for that age thing, I feel I am ready to try this.

    Thanks for giving me the hope and positivity I needed to go through with this. I thought it would be the act of God for this to happen; well a miracle from HIM. LOL!

  2. Unknown says:

    Hi I'm 45 years old and been actively trying to conceive from the age of 34 but nothing has happened yet. I've been to several fertility specialists but nothing happened still. But after reading the comments from this website I'm gaining my hope and faith that my turn is coming. I always console myself with the story of Sarah the wife of Abraham, she gave birth to her first born even on her menopause stage, hence she was no longer getting her menstruation periods. As for me I'm still getting my periods and also taking fertility drugs, so I'm just waiting for God's miracle in my life.

Don't just sit there, reading this story or article - say something! Do you believe it? Do you think it is impossible? Do you wish it was you? Do you have a story to share (it might get published!)

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