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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, April 10, 2007 | 0 comments

It does concern me when people let themselves be convinced (by RE's, usually) that every pregnant woman over age 43 must have done DE [donor egg]. It's just bad information, the RE's are perpetuating a medical lie, and it would be very disturbing to those older pregnant women to be "accused" of an ART [assisted reproductive technologies] procedure that many of them have never even heard of. Crazy.

I met a woman on a pregnancy board who naturally conceived twins at 44. She had only been trying for a number of months, so she probably wasn't even infertile. A guy at a cocktail party loudly proclaimed to her and to everyone standing around that she was lying about spontaneous pregnancy and that she MUST have done DE!

She was so shocked, hurt and humiliated. It isn't that DE is anything to be ashamed of, but it is sort of humiliating to have someone think that you are telling a whopper when you aren't.


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