I gave birth to twins by IVF at 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, January 07, 2009 | 5 comments

I gave birth to twins last year, using in vitro fertilisation, at the age of 47. The pregnancy went well, I had a natural birth, and I've survived and enjoyed the first year.

Being older, you've generally done what you want to do, and are more content. So age doesn't really matter - one can die young or old.



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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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5 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I'm 47 and ttc for #1 with IVF, anyone else out there ttc at my age...? These post are truly uplifting. Thank You all for sharing.

    jys

  2. Anonymous says:

    ...additional info about me: ttc #1 with my own eggs.
    jys

  3. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous how is it going? and how did your doctor retrieve your eggs?
    thanks

  4. Anonymous says:

    Have you had children before?
    How many eggs were retrieved?
    Did they all fertilize?
    How many tries of IVF did you try?
    Were you at all Perimenopause?

    Thanks

  5. Anonymous says:

    i'm 47 this month and left it too late as didnt meet mr right. decided to try as a single parent but my age combined with FSH fluctuating between 9 and 19 the last 6 months and AMH 0.07 makes it seem impossible. should i spend up to 5k in Cz which is an option with cystoplasmic egg transfer. i'm told the chances of me responding to stims is very very very low. should i give up the ghost?

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