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My grandma had my dad at 43

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, January 07, 2008 | 0 comments

Jane, I think a lot of babies are rare after 45 because most women over 40, and especially after 45, are actively avoiding getting pregnant. And a lot of over 40 year olds are suffering from bad lifestyles.

I know when my grandma had my dad when she was 43, she really did not want any more, and made sure she didn't. Otherwise she probably would have had more right up to menopause!

I think the odds of having a baby over 45 are a lot better than we know. So don't let those numbers psych you out. Us over 40, and even over 45, definitely are not out of the game! We just need to take better care of ourselves than we did when we were younger women.


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