45y old & 20 weeks pregnant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, January 22, 2010 | 2 comments

I am 45 years old and I am 20 weeks pregnant from a natural pregnancy. I was surprised by this pregnancy since I had failed IVFs, IUIs and numerous miscarriages from natural pregnancies.

After all of my misfortune trying to conceive with my own eggs, I did a donor egg cycle and became pregnant. I have a beautiful baby close to a year old from my donor cycle. My baby is the joy of my life and could not be more my own. I resisted donor egg for so long and it turned out to be the greatest gift that I have ever received.

When I became pregnant naturally I was terrified and certain that I would miscarry yet again. I had a CVS done and was shocked when it came back normal. I will be keeping everything crossed until this baby is born even though it is looking good.

I will be 46 years old when I deliver. This new baby that is on the way is another gift and one that I am still quite in shock about receiving!


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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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2 comments

  1. Claryssa says:

    Congratulations for your pregnancy! I wish you have safe delivery and healthy baby.

  2. I think it's great news!I have heard so many stories about old age pregnancy that has really frightened me but it does happen! Just make sure that you take care of yourself and follow all of the doctors orders! Enjoy every minute of God's blessing! I wish you, and your family, the BEST!!

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