lists over 8,000 items under the search term "fertility"

At 47, this is my miracle baby

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, February 28, 2007 | 1 comments

Just to let you know I am now 18 weeks pregnant. I have lots of aches and pains, but not surprising as I had a few back problems before I got pregnant. Plus I am HUGE. Next scan is 20 weeks on the 12th.

Keep all fingers crossed for me. I need all the luck I can get at my age (47). This is my miracle baby, my last try. I am really trying my best to keep myself well and healthy.


Stories of Pregnancy & Birth over 44y
Daily blog of hope & inspiration!

You Can Get Pregnant in Your 40's
Sharing articles, discussing options & suggestions



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.

Find Catherine on Google+ - Circle us on Google+ - Join us on Facebook - Follow us on Twitter


  1. Anonymous says:

    I'm crossing my toes and fingers.

    I am 46, soon to be 47, and have a naturally-conceived son, who is 6.

    I should have guessed that I needed help. Didn't.

    Great results at the egg retrieval (some clinic record, similar to winning the senior division of a marathon) and just waiting to find out if any eggs "take" at my pregnancy test on 3/15.

    Question: any problems getting the go-ahead from insurance? I had mine at the 11th hour. I'm told that egg retrieval reimbursement will come only if I can show all those meetings with OB-GYN were more invasive than going over my charts. Like a run of IVG but not the HSG I had.

    I ran into varying degrees of ageism. The accounts payable person was phenomenally bad -- got on the phone with a rep who only talks to physicians and kept saying, "But she's NOT 45." Oh, said that about 3 times. The rep was fine.

    Ever heard of this? When I was 40, Cigna refused the amnio but I convinced them it was either pay now or after the birth.


Don't just sit there, reading this story or article - say something! Do you believe it? Do you think it is impossible? Do you wish it was you? Do you have a story to share (it might get published!)

NOTE: Comments are moderated - just to stop the spambots - and so may take up to a few hours to be approved.

Catherine reserves the right to review, edit, refuse or delete any comment.


Popular Posts