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My mum had me at 45

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

I understand everyone’s fears, but it isn't that odd to be pregnant at 42. It is very common. Even if you look back 50 years ago women had babies late.

I know the media bombards us with the facts that women’s eggs are aging and all the risks attributed to them, but the majority of women have a normal and healthy pregnancy!

Don't listen to doomsayers! Not all 40 year old women age the same! You might be quite fertile for another 10 years. Good luck !

My mum had me at 45, and she started menopause at 55!


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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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