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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

What a blessing for all!


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 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. Maya says:

    O, happy and healthy one!

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

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