Pregnant with her 5th at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | 0 comments

I assisted a woman this summer that was 45 years old, g6p4 ages: 24, 13, 9, 6 years old. First forceps breech, 2nd C/s for active HSV, 3rd induced ybac, 4-sab, 5-ybac at home (got tired of docs and hospitals looking for problems) 6-sab, 7 6mo after sab. v

Very supportive and same husband with last 3 children . Excellent diet. Living 40 miles from the closest hospital. She had her 1st 2 visits at the local clinic with Family Practice docs, who strongly recommended hosp birth due to age and distance to hosp and refused referral for home birth.

She and her family were well aware of her risk factors, they also were aware of the risks of going to the hospital for routine birth with her "risk" factors. She used a lot of herbs throughout, chiro care for her back, she was in a lot of back pain at the end.

She was totally receptive to transferring to hospital/docs at the earliest signs of problems. She gained the most she had of all pregnancies, and felt her years at the end of the pregnancy.

Nine hours latent, 4 hours active, 20 minutes pushing. 17min3rd followed by 450-500cc bleeding.

(I saw my partner inadvertently put a lot of tension on the cord right after birth which probably may have contributed.) Mom and babe are great!


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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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