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I don't regret having a baby at 57

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, May 09, 2009 | 2 comments

'I know there are people who will always think I was selfish to have a baby at 57, but Freya couldn't be more loved or cared for, and people live longer these days, don't they?

'There is no reason why, if I stay healthy, I shouldn't live to reach my 80s or 90s and see her into adulthood,' says Susan, who turns 59 in October.

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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. Pei says:

    Interesting blog you have there. Just curious, why age 44 and not other number?

  2. Catherine says:

    I picked age 44 because when I started collecting these stories, I kept reading that it was impossible for a woman to get pregnant over 44 years old. So I started collecting stories to prove it was possible.

Don't just sit there, reading this story or article - say something! Do you believe it? Do you think it is impossible? Do you wish it was you? Do you have a story to share (it might get published!)

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