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I'm 47 & found out I'm pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, November 15, 2008 | 4 comments

Well, I must be the oldest 'mother to be' here - I am 47 years old, and found out I was pregnant a few days ago - according to my dates, I’m approx 8.5 weeks pregnant.


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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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  1. I just turned 47 and I think I am pregnant. It's too soon for a pregnancy test but I know the signs and I'm pretty confident in my self diagnosis -- and more than a little surprised. We have one 18 year old daughter and tried and tried to have a second child for years, to no avail. My husband is 10 years older than I but he's as giddy at the prospect as he was the first time around. Now I'm searching around for info online -- which wasn't available in 1990!

  2. Anonymous says:

    please let me know if you are indeed pregnant ...I am ttc at to hear success stories of women of our age...thanks..Lisa

  3. 2012New says:

    I'm following a blog of someone older than you for inspiration.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I have been trying to get pregnant for several yrs. Had a miscarraige 4 days before my 40th birthday...At 44 yrs.old, I was inseminated, did not work...gave up..tried again on my own for almost 2years...failed. Now I am 46 and a half...missed my period..could this be a pregnancy?
    If so, I won't believe it until I have a test?

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