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Not menopause, turns out she was pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, January 18, 2007 | 0 comments

I have to share this story with you. I have a friend that tried for years to get pregnant. She had all the tests and procedures. She had everything cleaned out. She took all kinds of fertility drugs, and had several tries of first IUI’s [Intrauterine Insemination] and then IVF’s [In Vitro Fertilization]. She could not get pregnant at all.

Finally after over two years of trying and crying, her sister donated her eggs. She got pregnant the first IVF with her sister’s eggs at 44. The delivery was no walk in the park and she ended up with a c-section that had a major scare where they almost lost her (according to he husband). They had a beautiful baby girl.

About a month after the baby turned one my friend’s periods stopped. She went to her OB/GYN the next month to get treatment for menopause. Turns out she was pregnant. Without drugs, procedures or “trying”.

Her doctor said sometimes a pregnancy can kind of jump start your system into being fertile. So anything can happen.


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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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