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Here I sit, 21 weeks at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, May 14, 2009 | 0 comments

Hi, I'm 45, two children 18 and 20 and with new partner of 2 years (also early 50's and no kids)! We honestly thought my baby making days were probably over (my age and ectopic pregnancy many years ago).

So, unexpectedly, here I sit 21 weeks, very bumpful and healthy. I was initially devastated, very scared of the increased risk of problems and felt irresponsible getting pregnant at my age.

Midwives, friends and family have been so supportive - treating me normally.... because that's what I am! Only extra thing we have done is have the nuchal fold scan at 13 weeks - all was fine.

The stats tell us there are more risks at 45+, but they also say you still have much more chance of all being OK than not.


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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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