Getting pregnant with own eggs in 50's

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, January 09, 2008 | 0 comments

I visited this new doctor yesterday. Amazingly, I left feeling a shred of hope even though there really isn't much that he can do...

But he didn't give me the "old egg" speech, and in fact told me to stop talking like that. He said "I have ladies come through here all the time, who are in their 50's and still getting pregnant with their own eggs, so I refuse to believe that your eggs are 'bad'....


TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:

Making Babies the Hard Way: Living with Infertility and TreatmentMaking Babies the Hard Way: Living with Infertility and Treatment
- a frank account of one couple's discovery that they cannot have children of their own, and their ensuing struggle through four years of fertility treatment. One in six couples worldwide seek assistance to conceive and 80 per cent of couples undergoing fertility treatment are currently unsuccessful. Writing with humour and honesty, Caroline Gallup describes the social, emotional, spiritual and physical impact of infertility on her and her husband, Bruce, including feelings of bereavement for the absent child, the unavoidable sense of inadequacy and the day-to-day difficulties of financial pressure. As well as telling her own moving story, she also offers information and guidance for others who are infertile, or who are considering or undergoing treatment.



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Catherine

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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