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I'm 46 & just found out I'm pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, September 16, 2008 | 3 comments

I am 46 and just found out I am pregnant. I also gave everything away to the Katrina effort. Then I jokingly said that just as soon as I gave everything away, I'll get pregnant.

We have two other kids, 8 and 6 and haven't used any birth control since the first one. We have been praying for another baby, and feel blessed to be pregnant again.

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I was 44 when I had my daughter seven weeks ago. It wasn't planned at all, in fact, I was very upset at first when I found out I was pregnant.


I got used to the pregnancy, and fell in love with my daughter through all the ultrasounds I needed to have. I am just now beginning to feel more normal after having her...

It was so tiring when she was first born, and I suffered from PPD [post-partum depression], and she was so noisy when she slept! She is into more of a pattern now, and since being on medication, I feel and sleep much better too.

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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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3 comments

  1. I am so glad I found this blog!
    I'm 46 years old. Last year I got pregnant but miscarried when at 5 weeks of pregnancy. Since then I just hear from doctors it's almost impossible for me to have a child, because my eggs are old and it's improbable I'll had one genetically viable. But I keep my faith and will try an ICSI despite of the statistics.
    Thank you for sharing this stories and making me more confident.

  2. Deanne says:

    I am also glad I found this site. I will be 45 in 2 weeks and have been TTC for 3 months. My FSH is 7.6 and estradiol is 39. My doctor did a sonogram and said I have more follicles than he would have expected for my age. My dye test did show a T-shaped uterus, which he said can make it difficult to carry, but he didn't seem too concerned. I am having my last test, a saline sonogram this Friday, and will find out my amh level then. I realize that even though I seem to have a good egg supply they may not be good quality, but I am hoping for the best. Wish me luck and I will do the same for you!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Good luck, Deanne!

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