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47-year-old Fargo woman set to deliver 15th child

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, February 24, 2017 | 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 that she is essentially a walking incubator for another couple’s fertilized egg. (Michael Vosburg / Forum Communications Co.)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.

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Read more: A walking incubator: 47-year-old Fargo woman set to deliver 15th child, 11th for another couple
Originally posted in January 23, 2012.

Photo Credit: Michael Vosburg / Forum Communications Co.
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Image: Pathways to Parenthood: The Ultimate Guide to Surrogacy, by Stacy Ziegler. Publisher: Brown Walker Press (November 1, 2004)Pathways to Parenthood: The Ultimate Guide to Surrogacy
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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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