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I was 45 when I conceived

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, August 26, 2010 | 0 comments

I got pregnant with my darling daughter who is upstairs sleeping on my 5th and last IVF. I was 45 and 1 month when conceived and 45 and 10m when delivered.

I used my own eggs and PGD. I was at Cornell I had low fsh-3.7, did acupuncture and was a good responder - unusually so for our age --got 20-28 eggs each time. Last transfer 2 were normal after PGD including one that was questionable but we transferred anyway.

I had my first daughter at 43 with IUI at Cornell. Everyone told me I was crazy to keep going even my husband was on the fence but I knew in my heart I had to try one more time to close the door before we went to adoption.

I believe each person knows in their own heart when to stop trying and pursue different avenues. I was careful in who I discussed IVF with.

Hope this gives someone hope!!

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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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