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I will be 45 in November & my husband & I were stunned

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, February 11, 2007 | 0 comments

This pregnancy was a huge (welcome) surprise. I'm 44 (will be 45 in November), and my husband and I were stunned. We have a 22-month old son, conceived through IVF/DE [In Vitro Fertilization/Donor Egg] after we were told "on our own" would be virtually impossible.

The statistics the doctors present are not encouraging for women in their 40's. But I'm here to say that it does happen! I'm 12 weeks along and finally the nausea seems to be lessening. - Denise


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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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