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My mother had my little brother at 48

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, November 16, 2007 | 0 comments

My mother got pregnant at 47, and had my little brother at 48. I am 39 and pregnant with my first and have a little brother who is 16!

Also, at the time of conception (and through the pregnancy!) my mother was drinking heavily and taking tranquilizers (she has issues, obviously) and not eating properly at all. My brother is fine, as are all of us who suffered the same "in utero neglect".

I'm sure you aren't doing the things she did, but I figured I'd tell you about it to just say that if my mother can conceive and carry a baby at that age, anyone can.


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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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