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Honeymoon surprise, 1st pregnancy at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, March 01, 2008 | 0 comments

These stories reminded me that when I went to see my "regular" doctor last year (for something not pregnancy related). I mentioned to her that I was TTC [trying to conceive], but that I was afraid I was "too old."

She laughed, and proceeded to tell me about two of her patients that were currently pregnant: one at 45 and one at 47.

The 45 year old's baby was a "honeymoon surprise" a first pregnancy just after a new marriage. The 47 year old's pregnancy was planned and she used charts, etc.

When my doctor called the high risk OB [obstetrician] to refer this patient, she was told by the high risk office that a 47 year old pregnant woman wasn't that unusual for them (and this is NOT a city with a large population!)


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