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I will be 44 when I deliver

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, September 15, 2008 | 2 comments

I found out I am pregnant 1 week ago today. I am 5 weeks and 5 days. I am very nervous about having a baby again at my age. I'm 43, will be 44 when I deliver. I have 14, 12 and 10 year old kids. I can't get excited about this at all.


I'll be 44 when my 4th baby comes (due 9/2/06). My youngest is 9, and I absolutely had much more energy when I did this 10 years ago! My midwife told me that with older moms she doesn't so much worry about complications or defects. She worries about them overdoing it!

I will tell you that I've just past 13 weeks, and I really feel like I'm returning to the land of the living. My energy is better. My stomach is great. I think I really can do this again!


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  1. Anonymous says:

    I will be 44 when I deliver. I am pregnant with twins naturally! But, I have lost three other pregnancies in the last year and a half.

  2. HI I have three children...born at age 35, 38, and 41. May GOD bless you and bring your twins thru a healthy pregnancy! :)

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