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I find myself pregnant at 49

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, February 08, 2007 | 1 comments

Sandy, 49, Wichita, Kansas, US - I find myself pregnant at 49, my 50th birthday on the near horizon. I have a son born in 1982 who is himself the father of my 2-year-old grandson. I have another son born in 1985.

I re-married (a younger man) and had another son in 1996 after struggling with infertility. I was surprised in 1996 to discover I was pregnant with another boy. I have joked for the past decade that "I turned 40 and found out I was pregnant in the same week."

Now I find I will turn 50 pregnant. Un-planned. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Do 49-year-old women actually get pregnant without fertility boosts? My periods have become less regular, but I still had them, and I know when I am ovulating.


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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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  1. Anonymous says:

    How young is young? I'm getting ready to have a discussion with children with my very much younger boyfriend, a discussion that I thought would go along the lines of me gently explaining the impossibility of it all. I had never really though it possible that I could give him a child (the most wonderful gift ever, as he described it). My children are grown. I'm terrified and excited at the thought at the same time....

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