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51 and pregnant!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, January 25, 2008 | 6 comments

51 and pregnant! To say that it's a shock, is really a minor name for the way I'm feeling. This is an unplanned pregnancy, to be honest I thought my baby making days were behind me.


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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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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for your blog. I am 50 and my husband is 39. We have our first child, a 19 month old that took us 8 years to conceive. We went through numerous medical treatments, a miscariage and a lot of money. We are normal working people who just desperately wanted to be parents. Now I get the dream come true to be a stay home mom and raise this beautiful gift that god has given us. I am finding it very difficult to meet other older moms to connect with in my area. I don't look my age or share it because it is a bit embarrising. My husband are now struggling with the decision on weather or not to try to give our daughter a sibling. We are very concerned on what another pregnancy could do to my health, since I need to be healthy and active to raise our daughter. I found your blog while researching the net for info about pregnancy and women in their 50's. Thank you so for taking the time to post this blog and provide it for women like me. I ordered the book hot flashes and warm bottles from the widget posted on your blog. I really appreciate having this site to view as a resource.

  2. casmar says:

    I am also 50 and my husband is 43, we would love to have a baby, but I do not know how I can find a good doctor? I did not think having a baby was possible for my age until I found this web page, thank you!

  3. DENIZ says:

    thank you so much , but where is doctor to even listen and help 50 years old woman..only what they offer is egg donor...

  4. Anonymous says:

    I got pregnant for the first time at age 45. Now, I'm 51 and our son is 5 years old. I have always been a late bloomer. My husband's 11 years my junior. Now, for the first time since I discovered I was pregnant, my cycle is late by 2 weeks. My sense of smell is acute, I'm fatigued and irritable...... wondering if it's simply change of life symptoms. If not...... holy crap!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I think that given the right foundation as a couple it would be a beautiful adventure. age is only a number. It truly depends upon how 1 takes care of herself. I'm 51 in great shape and health teach yoga eat healthy look 30. When I was 30 that was not the case at all. So don't worry about outside influences do what's right for you and your family.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am 51 and my partner is 49. I have a 20 year old and I am 6 weeks pregnant. My first doctor appointment is July 14, 2014. My first pregnancy test was negative as it was too early, yet I had all the symptoms. I do not have periods and have not had a period for 18 years. So I knew I was pregnant as I was celibate 7 years and went by my dates of sex to calculate timing. I am going to take another test tomorrow and will post the results. I am sure I am pregnant number one my expanding tummy, bloat, gas, burps, breast pulling, tummy ligament pulls, and so on. I pray that this is a normal pregnancy with a healthy baby or babies. I am excited and this is truly a miracle in my "old age".

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