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I'm 52 & 21 weeks pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, February 20, 2007 | 0 comments

I'm 52 and 21 weeks pregnant, conceived without difficulty. My two sons are grown and I have 3 grand daughters. While not without my health problems, I'm healthy and maybe healthier than many younger, all things considered.

I too have had some spotting, but have medical reasons for that unrelated to pregnancy, so consider it in that perspective. We are miracles, that is why there are no statistics for Down Syndrome for 50+ women, because the chance is 0 to get pregnant, you can't figure a statistic based on "0".

Needless to say, it's higher but even so, 1:250 or 1:100 still gives better odds of not having a Down's baby, odds are greater for problems for other reasons. My best advise is to stay hydrated, eat well, avoid stress, get lots of rest. - Marie


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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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