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Man, 56, diagnosed as infertile, meets woman, 44

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, January 08, 2018 | 0 comments

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September 20, 2009 - Man, aged 56 and diagnosed as infertile, meets woman, 44.

Birth control isn't part of their whirlwind romance – and they get pregnant before you can say oopsy baby.

Inconceivable, right?

Well, not quite. That's how a baby girl was born to Laura Arpiainen, a Vancouver architect, now 46, and her partner, an interior designer.

Their 14-month-old daughter was a gift out of nowhere, Ms. Arpiainen says.

The first-time mother wasn't trying to conceive, she adds, and her periods were irregular for several months before the pregnancy.

I thought I had menopause.

Surprise, surprise.

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Originally posted on September 20, 2009.

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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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