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A friend carried a baby to term at 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, June 02, 2007 | 0 comments

A friend of mine tried IVF [in vitro fertilization] quite a few times in her 40's and finally carried a baby to term at 47. This baby was with her own egg which is unusual at that age.

Her problem initially when she started TTC [trying to conceive], was blocked tubes. She'd had a son way back in her early 20's, but her tubes had become blocked following surgery at some stage.


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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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