5m pregnant with my 4th at 52

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, July 24, 2009 | 0 comments

Hello all, I am 52 years old, and I am five months pregnant with my fourth child.... This was actually unplanned (and a big surprise because I thought it was menopause, I couldn’t believe it!) But I think that I'm adjusting fine to the fact that I am getting up there (age-wise) and expecting.

Bear in mind that I have a 26 year old (with a one year old), a 19 year old, and I also have a 10 year old. I plan to have a natural birth but I am nervous about it.

So far the pregnancy has been fine for the most part except that I have had some extreme back pain, and some heartburn as well, and I've had a lot of bed rest.

Luckily, I have a supportive husband who has always done his part and continues to do so, and my children have been very supportive. It seems odd that my newborn will be younger than his or her niece, but I think this part will be just fine.



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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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