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Pregnant at 44 through IVF

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, March 25, 2019 | 0 comments

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I don't have any personal experience with IVF [in vitro fertilization], but I do have a friend who got pregnant at 44 years old through IVF.

So it is possible.

I wish you well on your journey, and I hope you find whatever it takes to get a healthy one to stick.


I asked my doctor how old was the oldest healthy pregnancy he had ever delivered?

He said he delivered a 52-year-old woman and her daughter (early 30s) within months of each other!

He said the 52-year-old had no problems of any kind, and she wasn't trying to conceive either.

It was a total surprise.


I am 47 years old, and 6 months pregnant.

My baby boy is due in September 1st, making me nearly 24 weeks along!!

My last child is 15 years old.

I did not have problems falling pregnant.

But I do know it can be harder to conceive at my age, plus there is a higher risk for miscarriages.

Image: You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother, by Judith Newman. Publisher: Miramax (April 21, 2004)You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother
by Judith Newman

-- Today the number of women having their first child over thirty-five has increased by a bazillion fold or some equally scary large number.

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You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman is not only about having children later in life: it's about what happens to a marriage—and to the spirit when even the most sought-after baby comes.

Wry, warm, and brutally honest, this is the book for any woman — whatever her age — who has awakened at 3AM to the insistent shrieks of her darling and thought: Oh man, I'm too old for this.

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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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