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I'm 48 with my 1st pregnancy

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, July 25, 2008 | 6 comments

Hi ladies, I have you all beat! I'm 48 with my first pregnancy, my husband is 48 as well.

I am 14 weeks, feeling great, and either swimming 1500 or running a mile every other day. All the first round tests were normal, and my neonatologist does not recommend an amniocentesis. We are blessed and feel very lucky. It doesn't hurt to be extremely active all your life.... - Pamela


I had my 46th birthday on August 31, and have almost a month left in this pregnancy. This is only my second; my first was 13.5 years ago at 32. So far, everything has been well.

This time I had more indigestion, but not more aches and pains than the first. We weren't expecting this baby at all, and were a little upset at first until we realized what a real miracle it is for me to be pregnant in the first place.

I've gained less weight than with the first, although I started out a little heavier. I don't like having to see the fetal/maternal medicine doctor in addition to the regular OB/GYN.

At this age, some are so negative in spite of the relative health of me and the baby. I'm trusting God for a safe and healthy delivery in about a month.


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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:

    That is a blessing. You will be just fine. There are a lot of technology and new methods to help you get through your pregnancy.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I'm happy for you mom at 48. I'm 48 and hopefully pregnant with my first. I'm so excited. We are blessed like Sarah & Elizabeth.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I had my first baby via IVF (ICSI)at 48 and a half so sometimes miracles do happen!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Is there any hope for me? I have been told that there has been no live births to a mother over 46 using her own eggs. I have given up and am just so sad.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi Helen
    As you can see I had a baby at 48.5 so it CAN happen.

  6. Unknown says:

    I'm 45, I'm not in a relationship, can anyone give me some pointers, I want my own baby, I'm lost.

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