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Healthy, full-term pregnancy & birth at 43

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, May 03, 2009 | 0 comments

Posted By Stacy Y. on 2006-08-25
My husband and I TTC [trying to conceive] for nearly 4-1/2 years and were unsuccessful. At ages 46 and 42, we decided apply for adoption program within the county where we live. Before we completed adoption classes on 3/2004, we found out that we conceived 2/2004.

Unfortunately, we miscarried 5 weeks along. My OB/GYN [obstetrician/gynogologist] encouraged me by saying that at least we knew I had the capability to get pregnant. My younger sister had done research on estrogen dominance, of which I had many of the symptoms.

So, after the miscarriage, I started progesterone cream treatment, and two months later, we were pregnant! We had a healthy, full-term pregnancy and gave birth to a beautiful little girl, one month before I turned 43.

I have been very uncertain about having another child at my age (I'm 44 now), but after reading all of these wonderful and encouraging comments, maybe we will TTC this year!


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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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