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I gave birth to my 1st child at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, May 16, 2007 | 0 comments

When I was 44 1/2 years old I went to see an RE with my husband. He told us that he couldn't do anything for us except with donor eggs, and that our chances of conceiving were less than 3%. We were stunned.

I walked back into his office one month later for a blood test that confirmed that I was indeed pregnant the old fashioned way. I gave birth to my first child, a healthy girl, nine months later at the ripe old age of 45.

I will never forget the look on that doc's face as I left his office that day. He looked up at me through the glass and shook his head in astonishment.


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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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