lists over 8,000 items under the search term "fertility"

Growing babies at 44 is exhausting

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, September 02, 2009 | 4 comments

I am 44 years and 9 months, (it's only a number!!!) and have just got a BFP [big fat positive - pregnancy test] using my own eggs on first attempt at IVF [in vitro fertilization] (although have been pregnant x 3 before sterilization 2 years ago).

A long way to go yet, I know, to getting a healthy newborn in my arms again but I'm going in the right direction thanks to CARE Nottingham.

P.S. I would have posted earlier but I was asleep in bed - growing babies at 44 is exhausting!!! LOL

Life Begins... - Miscarriage stories of loss, hope & help
Stories of Pregnancy over 44 years old - sharing stories I find online, for inspiration!
You Can Get Pregnant in Your 40's - Sharing articles, discussing options & suggestions

Recent Keyword Searches: pregnant at 44, odds of natural pregnancy at age 51, how fertile am i at 45, pregnant at 49 is it possible, 48 and pregnant



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.

Find Catherine on Google+ - Circle us on Google+ - Join us on Facebook - Follow us on Twitter


  1. spiruline says:

    it would be very important for that women who get pregnant after 40.
    They have to look once to it.

  2. vitamine says:

    It might be really troublesome getting pregnant after the age of 40. May be in some cases women don't have choice. But It needs to be avoided if possible.

  3. Kathy says:

    I just had my third child in April at the age of 45. I thought I was going through menopause.

  4. Wow its amazing to have a baby at that age. I'm happy for you and hope everything goes well for you and the baby. And yes it is exhausting.

Don't just sit there, reading this story or article - say something! Do you believe it? Do you think it is impossible? Do you wish it was you? Do you have a story to share (it might get published!)

NOTE: Comments are moderated - just to stop the spambots - and so may take up to a few hours to be approved.

Catherine reserves the right to review, edit, refuse or delete any comment.


Popular Posts