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I'm 47, 8 weeks pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, January 27, 2007 | 0 comments

I'm 47, 8 weeks pregnant. I've got an 18 year old and a 15 month old. I delivered him a month before I turned 46. We went through 4 miscarriages trying to get our little guy, so I know how scary this can be. My pregnancy was no problem whatsoever.

I did flunk the AFP [Alpha-fetoprotein] for Downs Syndrome, but a level II ultrasound showed a perfectly healthy baby. I've had 2 ultrasounds so far. The first just showed a sac with the "beginnings" of a baby. The second one showed baby and heartbeat (big relief) but the heart rate was 91. I go tomorrow to see how everything is progressing. - Becky


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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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