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My story: Getting pregnant at 40

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, July 28, 2012 | 0 comments

I became pregnant after one cycle. My husband, and I were cautiously elated. My pregnancy progressed right along. I was having a boy!

Twenty-two weeks into my pregnancy, in the middle of the night, my water broke. There was no rhyme or reason for it. I was not in labor!

I was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, with my legs elevated. There was so much jolting in the ambulance, I truly thought I’d deliver the baby on the way to the hospital.

Very long story, short, I spent eight, bedridden weeks in the hospital, hoping and praying that my baby would not be born too soon. Every day he wasn’t born early, was a blessing. Every week I didn’t go into labor, became a medical miracle.

My baby was finally born 10 weeks early, via emergency C-section.

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by Claudia Spahr

-- There couldn't be a better time for motherhood than after you've explored some of your own dreams and ambitions.

Studies show later mothers to be more secure emotionally and financially than younger mothers and nearly a quarter of all women in the UK are now having babies after 35.

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Catherine

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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