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Officially pregnant with my f1st baby at 46

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | 0 comments

I will be 46 in October, and as of today am officially pregnant with my first baby!!
I tried off and on with lots of travel to get to my donor to get pregnant with my best friend (using at home insemination technique). I was 43, but turned 44 by our 3rd try. Then, he bailed on me... long story.

So, after dealing with the disappointment of that I went to my Gyno and asked for a good fertility specialist (and apparently ended up with THE best one in Canada, I have since discovered.)

Everything with me was fine - I ovulated, I had fairly low FSH for my age (8), tubes were open etc, but the IUI's I had in January and February didn't take. I was told it would be a miracle because of "older eggs" - they call me an "elderly" patient!!

This was devastating- all I kept thinking was why can cats, dogs, squirrels etc have young, I want to be blessed too. I was on Clomid (100mg) but only had one follicle in January and February.

Then in March after MommaKath's No. 2 Herbs for Clomid users, and the Clomid, I had FOUR follicles ranging between 10 and 18 mm. I had an IUI March 13 and felt myself ovulating all along the 2 hour drive to get to the clinic.

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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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