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Australia's oldest first-time mum

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 1 comments

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A Gold Coast woman has become what is believed to be Australia's oldest natural first-time mother, giving birth at 50 years old.

Anthea Nicholas and her husband Paul Byrnes, 54, had a one in several million chance of falling pregnant, Ms Nicholas' doctor told the Australian Women's Weekly.

Ms Nicholas, a semi-retired real estate agent, told the Women's Weekly she was alarmed when she first discovered she was pregnant.

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Originally posted on July 27, 2011.

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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. Anonymous says:

    I like to read stories that give me hope. I kind of wish she would have told more details about her pregnancy from the first signs and so on...

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