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She delivered at 52

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, December 20, 2006 | 0 comments

After I posted, I remembered an elderly neighbour friend I had a few years ago. She was born around 1910 (I guess we can all agree that Donor Egg did not exist then, right?)

She LOVED to tell the story of her conception/birth. Her mom was 51, and I don't know how long her mom had been in menopause, but apparently it was long enough that her periods were either non existent or irregular enough that not menstruating for 4-5 months didn't tip her off that anything was amiss.

However, she had this tumour growing in her abdomen, and went to see the doctor. After he examined her, she sat fearfully on his table and waited for his prognosis. He said, "I think you'd better come back around to see me -- in about 4-5 months." And he started laughing. She delivered at age 52, and even for those days, that was something!

Look, it is POSSIBLE. We have heard enough stories to know that.


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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 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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