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Positive pregnancy test at 51

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, July 11, 2009 | 1 comments

A friend of mine just called me and she ( just turned 51) got a positive pregnancy test. She is excited that all was working right, and doubts that things will continue due to egg age, blah blah blah... but there is that glimmer of hope, as she would welcome another child (she has two children from donor egg in her forties).

She was wondering what "IS" the chance of miscarriage at 50? I remember from my last pregnancy that ended in miscarriage at 44, they told me it was over 60%... Is it dramatically increased at 50, or just elevated to say 15 or 20% chance or something like that?

I am not surprised AT ALL by her getting pregnant actually. She is a health nut, always has been. Eats organic and lots of raw foods, stays away from hydrogen oils, lives on a farm, raises chickens (organic eggs), uses natural products etc.

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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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  1. prispartlow says:

    Its really amazing that she got positive on a pregnancy test at the age of 51. I really can't say anything. Just congratulations to friend.

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