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Pregnant again ... at 48!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 2 comments

Image: Luisa Dillner with two of her four children, Tilly (left) and Lydia. Photograph: Felix Clay
Luisa Dillner with two of her four children, Tilly (left) and Lydia. Photograph: Felix Clay
To ensure nothing takes me by surprise in this pregnancy, I've been searching Google for various combinations of older mother (eg. mother over 40).

The other day I turned up two things.

The first was a set of statistics for the number of babies born to women in their 40s from the Office of National Statistics.

Guess how many women of 48 years old (which is how old I am now) gave birth to a baby in England in 2006?

Just 77. What freakish thing have I done?

On a roll, I found an editorial in the journal Menopause International headlined Pregnancy in women over 45: should this be encouraged?.

This Pregnancy Over 40 story was found on
Read more: Pregnant again ... at 48! Luisa Dillner
Originally posted on January 9, 2010.

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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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  1. This is the moral case of the story? Be as healthy as you can be. Getting pregnant over the age of 40, can be a perfectly normal and healthy pregnancy experience. The same good advice applies to women of all ages. Eat well, watch your weight, drink lots of water, and get plenty of rest. Oh, by the way, be careful what you read!

  2. Unknown says:

    We are pregnant �� At age 45 . Had a miscarriage about 2.5 years ago . We seriously didn’t think it was possible . I started taking DHEA and HPA Axix and changed my eating habits to paleo simple home prepared meals instead of eating out . Not sure it this all made it possible for us ? Here we are 18weeks pregnant ����

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