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My aunt was born to my grandmother at 47.5y

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, April 16, 2007 | 0 comments

I just had lunch with my aunt, who was born to my grandmother when she was 47.5 years old. By the way, my aunt is 63.5 years old, So DE [donor egg] wasn't part of the equation.

Its actually a pretty funny story. The Doctors told my grandmother that she had a tumour and that it needed to come out right away or she would die. She wasn't too keen on having an operation so she just ignored her doctor's advice, only to discover a few months later when her tumour grew, that she was having another child. My Dad has 2 brothers and 5 sisters.

After it was determined that she was having a baby, her doctors had her convinced she was going to die during birth or shortly there after because she was soooo old. My grandparents made arrangements to have my aunt be adopted by my Mom and Dad, who, by the way, had me when my Mom was 41.5 and my Dad was 49.5. Sure do hope it's hereditary.

Anyway, my grandmom lived for 20 more years after she delivered my aunt.


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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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