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Her baby was born when she was 43

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, September 04, 2009 | 2 comments

My sister-in-law conceived at nearly 43 and her baby was born when she was 43 and 9 months -- I lost count but it was probably their 6th or 7th IVF [in vitro fertiloization] /ICSI [intracytoplasmic sperm injection] attempt (one prior pregnancy ended in miscarriage).

I conceived at 40+ and my son was born just after my 41st birthday (3rd IVF/ICSI attempt, including one canceled cycle).

I have a friend who conceived naturally at 43+ and her healthy baby was born when she was 44 and a half.

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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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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you very much for giving us hope! I am 42,5 and after 4 ICSI, 8 low complex attempts, and 1 abort we are going to try again with own eggs.

  2. Anonymous says:

    IVF babies born from embryos that are frozen and thawed are less likely to be underweight or premature than those conceived during fresh treatment cycles, research has shown.

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