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Pregnant at 48, just 3m shy of 49

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, September 25, 2010 | 1 comments

Posted By Karla on 2006-07-13
I am pregnant at 48, just 3 months shy of 49. This baby is due the day before my 27 year old daughter's birthday. I have two other children ages 25 & 16.

I asked a doctor five years ago for a tubal ligation and he said I had less than 1% chance of getting pregnant then. Being a little doubtful of his advice, I continued birth control until only a few months ago, thinking if it was that slim five years ago, it must be none by now. WRONG!!

Now I find myself planning a nursery instead of retirement. I had hoped to be a young grandmother, not an old mother, but God sends us blessings and I am trying to accept this must be one of them. I still have almost 7 months to get used to the idea.

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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. Hi there, I am also 48 and will be 49 in 5 months. I've been praying for a baby since I got married at 44 years old and haven't had any luck other than we were offered two donor embryos for free which is a miracle in itself. Your story gives me hope that my husband and I can have our own by God's grace. Thanks for your story.

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