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I am 46 & 6w pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, January 24, 2008 | 5 comments

My name is Susan, and I am 46 and am 6 weeks and 5 days pregnant. This is our 3rd baby, my 4th pregnancy. I am due on my birthday (September 25th).


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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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5 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I just got back from the doctors clinic today, and I'm over 7 weeks pregnant. I am 45 now, but I will be 46 and a half when I deliver. Natural conception . . . and I am still in shock!

  2. Catherine says:

    Congratulations!! How wonderful!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations! Are you getting any negative comments from friends or family? I'm 42 and 17 weeks pregnant and having mixed feelings from people.

  4. Anonymous says:

    i'm confused! i'm terified! i'm 46 and will turn 47 this march 29... just now i made a pregnancy test and turned out positive...i have had a miscarriage on my 4th month of pregnancy last feb 2008, i gave birth to my 5 yr old son when i was 41, he was born w/ cyndactyl fingers (had it operated and is ok now)...i'm scared for the baby...

  5. Anonymous says:

    I found myself pregnant naturally at 46 for the first time in my life!! I was shocked, happy, and frightened. I heard so many negative statistics about advanced maternal age pregnancy outcomes. Yet I thought since Ibeat the odds getting pregnant (I read there was less than 1% chance at my age), maybe it is meant to be! Unfortunately it wasn't. Low progesterone from the start, began supplements. Ultrasounds showed slow fetal growth and hCG levels not doubling like they should. I was diagnosed with a missed miscarriage at 8 weeks (fetus stopped growing at 6 weeks) and opted for a D&C. I had a very difficult time accepting it. I still felt pregnant and had no bleeding at all. It's been two months and I'm still grieving the loss...but I'm still taking my prenatal vitamins. One never knows ;-) I like reading success stories. Please share more so I feel there is still hope for me.

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