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Approx. 4000 US women each year give birth after 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, January 07, 2007 | 0 comments

Our son Virgil was probably conceived in the final days of 2001... He arrived early, induced at 35 weeks after placental abruption -- something I, at age 46, was at increased risk for -- and was born perfectly healthy on August 22, 2002.

~~~~ Kristen L., mother of two children both born after age 40 [the author of this article] joined an elite group -- the approx. 4000 US women each year who give birth after [age] 45


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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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