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I gave birth after a natural conception at 44

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | 0 comments

Debra, 44, Cumbria, UK
Just wanted to report (a little late albeit) that I gave birth after a natural conception on 20.09.05 to a 8 lb 13 oz baby boy named Ben. I had already started injections for down regulating my ovaries to have donor egg treatment!

On my second baseline scan, 2 weeks before treatment was scheduled I was told that I had a fetal pole and a sac, but no heartbeat. I went back to my local hospital for a scan 1 week later to be told that there was a heartbeat.

So after being told that my own fertility had ended by two IVF [in vitro fertilization] specialists, I had conceived with a FSH [follicle stimulating hormone] of 27.8. So I wanted to give some hope to those women with elevated FSH.

We all have a few good eggs left! I’m now TTC [trying to conceive] again at 44 (my birthday today). I’m using the Clear Blue Fertility Monitor and had a LH [luteal hormone] surge and ovulation pain 4 days ago, so I’ll keep you posted.


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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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