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Long odds, great joy at 48

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, June 04, 2018 | 0 comments

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Sunday, December 31, 2006 - Amy was 48 years old when she became pregnant; Tom was 45 years old. They had been married eight months.

They hadn't counted on pregnancy, but they hadn't tried to prevent it. It would be a long shot, they figured.

Then, in the summer of 2005, Amy had an unusual menstrual cycle. She went to see her doctor, who had told her a couple of years earlier she might be entering early menopause.

A few days after the appointment, the doctor called Amy at work and asked her if she could talk in privacy. Then the doctor told her she was pregnant.

I said, 'Yeah, but are you sure?' Amy asked.

It felt like a miracle. How else could she explain it?

Amy called Tom and said, You're not going to believe this. Then she told him. There was a long silence.

I said, 'Are you there?' I didn't hear anything, Amy recalled.

Tom didn't know what to say. He was excited yet scared.

Could he rear another child? It had been over a decade since he had taken care of a baby. He has a daughter and a son, both now teenagers, from his first marriage.

Amy was single until she married Tom in November 2004, and they moved to Lewis Center in southern Delaware County. She always had hoped to become a mom.

If she never married, she'd adopt, she thought. And she and Tom considered adoption.

We knew the limited odds of getting pregnant, Amy said.

So in the summer of 2005, it was thrilling to find out she was pregnant, but she feared for the baby's health because she was so much older than most mothers-to-be.

During the first few weeks, she bled. And each time, she thought, Could I be losing my baby? She and Tom braced to make it to week four, then week nine, then week 12.

They didn't tell anyone about the pregnancy until 17 weeks and a couple of ultrasounds had passed.

In a lot of ways, it was hard for Amy to believe, especially because she had never felt any morning sickness. She was a little more tired than usual, but not excessively so.

Still, plenty of women over 40 give birth to healthy children, said Amy's doctor, Dr. David Colombo, an Ohio State University Medical Center obstetrician who handles high-risk pregnancies

The mother's age is not the big issue that people make it out to be, Colombo said. I think a lot of that stuff is overblown. I spend half the time telling people they’re not as bad off as they think they are.

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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 our 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 there will be no more babies in our house.

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