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Twin girls at 49

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 0 comments

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A few years back when Over40Babies had their message board (it is just a Yahoo list now) there was a woman named Linda from the UK.

She was there when I joined the group in the spring, and she had twin baby girls in February at 49 years old.

She did nothing special to conceive, she just simply stopped using contraception at 43 years old.

Then at 50 years old, before the year was out she gave birth to a second set of twins on Christmas Eve.


Also on the same list was a woman who was TTC [trying to conceive] her second child.

She had a son who was in his early 20s, and she was 47 years old.

She felt it was not too old since her mother was 50 years old when she was born.


I am 44 years old and I will be 45 years old in September.

I am 4 weeks pregnant.


I asked (my OB/GYN) if she thought I was crazy to even consider it - having a baby at my age?

She said I am seeing the wrong doctor for that, because she is 45 years old, and she just had her first child.

Made me feel very happy!!!!


My Dad was born in 1928.

He was the youngest of five boys born within a ten-year span.

His mother was born in 1882.

This, of course, means my grandmother was 46 years old when my Dad was born, and 36 years old when she had her first child.

She was almost 32 years old when she married my grandfather, who was two years her senior, in the summer of 1914.


Another woman is a 44-year-old who had a baby through IVF [in vitro fertilization] 17 months ago.

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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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