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Woman had her 1st child at 48

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, July 22, 2008 | 1 comments

I read a post of a woman having her 1st child at 48 on BabyFit.com...

What a blessing for all!

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I'm 43 and due to my "advanced maternal age" and the size of this baby, I'm going to be induced tomorrow. (original due date October 6).

This has been a pretty wonderful pregnancy (my second), except for the past three weeks, which have me gasping for air and walking very slowly. I was depressed during my first pregnancy but haven't felt anything but happiness this time.

Hopefully that feeling will carry through, and I won't experience the terrible post-partum I had last time for 2 years following the birth.

Good luck to all, and it's reassuring to hear that I'm not the only woman my age giving birth. I think I'm the oldest my OB-GYN is seeing.


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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 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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1 comments

  1. Maya says:

    O, happy and healthy one!

    What a great age to conceive a healthy pregnancy, 48!! You go girl!

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