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47y Fargo woman set to deliver 15th child

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 0 comments

Image: Meredith Olafson is 47 and pregnant for the 15th time. In the last 13 years, Meredith has been a gestational carrier in North Dakota, meaning she is essentially a walking incubator for another couple's fertilized egg. (Michael Vosburg / Forum Communications Co.)
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Meredith Olafson rubs her hands across her swollen belly and says this will be her last baby.

I am retiring after this one, the 47-year-old Fargo woman says. This uterus is closing shop.

But whenever she says this, her family gently kids her that they’ve heard that claim before.

Meredith has such a soft heart, explains her husband, Jay. And then his wife will hear the sad story of another couple who can't conceive, and she'll want to help them, he says.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on JamestownSun.com
Read more: Walking Incubator: Pregnant with Baby No. 15
Originally posted in January 30, 2012.


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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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