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I am 47 & 16w pregnant, unplanned

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, November 13, 2007 | 0 comments

It is natural to be scared, especially after reading the statistics for women over 40 getting pregnant.

I am 47 and am 16 weeks pregnant. (Not planned) I'll be 48 when the baby arrives if all goes well. We will not do any pre-natal testing, except for a targeted ultrasound next month. I'm scared but I believe everything is in God's hands.

I have 5 living children, miscarried in 1987 and miscarried with my last pregnancy at 18 weeks in 1993. We haven't told anyone yet, I still scared I'm going to lose this child. Keep us in your prayers.


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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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