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Pregnancy and home birth at 44

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 1 comments

Image: Cradled Infant 2 by Garrison PhotographyMarta Becker of Vancouver says she had a complication-free pregnancy and home birth at 44 years old.

Before her unexpected pregnancy, Ms. Becker says, she was absorbed by her career and rarely gave motherhood much thought.

The birth of a son almost 10 months ago altered the course of her life, as well as her relationship with a man 11 years younger, she says. Although they were happy together, they had no long-term commitment, so the pregnancy definitely made a big impact.

Her partner, a full-time student, was stunned by the news, she adds, but he quickly adjusted to fatherhood after the baby was born. He's crazy in love with this kid.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on TheGlobeandMail.com
Read more: Oopsy baby - I'm too old to get pregnant
Originally posted on September 20, 2009.


Photo Credit: Cradled Infant 2 by Garrison Photography, by Ben Earwicker, of Garrison Photography, Boise, ID
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-- Contains frank and emotionally resonate stories from both men and women facing the struggle of infertility.

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More "Pregnancy Over 40" blogs to visit:
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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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1 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I would love to read how long it took the women to conceive a viable pregnancy?

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