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Letters show older moms aren't new

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, April 09, 2016 | 6 comments

Image: An old lady smiles on a whale watching trip, Reykjavík, Iceland, by Silvia Cosimini, on freeimages.comNovember 10, 1992: DEAR ABBY: This is for 'Found Love Late' who wonders if she's too old to have a child in her mid-40s:

I was 45 and my husband was 50 when I became pregnant. We had been childless for 22 years and it was a great shock, to put it mildly. My doctor assured me that my age was no problem because my health was excellent.

I had an uneventful and easy pregnancy, and was thrilled when I delivered a beautiful baby girl.

We had some adjustments to make to our lifestyle, but we handled them well, Chris has been the joy of my life. She is 32 now, happily married and has given me four beautiful grandchildren. I am now a widow - 78 years young.

Is it fair for a child to have a menopausal mom? I will let my daughter answer that question. I'm enclosing her letter...

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Originally posted on November 10, 1992.


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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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6 comments

  1. Catherine says:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience, reading your story gave me enjoyment and hope for the future!

  2. LAT says:

    What a lovely story of encouragement! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very helpful:) I have two older daughters 21 & 19 and also a 4yr old boy. I also have a 3 yr old grandson. The latest shock, I think I am pregnant at 45, very afraid to even test.

  4. I am constantly inspired by stories like yours. I had my first child at 45 and am considering trying to have another now at 46. It's wonderful to have hope. You can read about my story at www.over35newmoms.com

  5. Anonymous says:

    I got pregnant at 44, after taking chinese herbs. I had my little Sammy at 45. He's perfectly healthy! He'll be a year old in a week. It's been a wonderful journey. I checked this site a lot when we were TTC. It CAN happen!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank you all for sharing your stories. They are very encouraging; inspiration in the midst of so many naysayers & ART enthusiasts.

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