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Most births over 40 are without Donor Egg

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 1 comments

Image: Adorable Baby Feet, by Sherwood on PixabayMost births to women over 40 are without using DE [donor egg], contrary to what the media is telling us.

Of all live births in the United States during 2001-2003 (average),
-- 10.8% were to women under the age of 20,
-- 51.7% were to women ages 20-29,
-- 35.0% were to women ages 30-39,
-- 2.5% were to women ages 40 and older.


So if in 2003 there were 4,089,950 live births in the US, then 2.5% makes 102,249 babies born to women over 40 years old.

With just 5,769 DE births in 2003, of any age, that leaves at least 96,480 of those births who were conceived without a donor egg.

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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. Anonymous says:

    I had conceived my son at 41 and gave birth right before my 42nd birthday naturally. At 52 I found out this past January I was pregnant again unfortunately it was a Partial Molar pregnancy very rare which the fetus is not formed and is over come by the Placenta. But when I had told a few family and friends that I was pregnant they kept saying you can't be pregnant did you have an IVF. I told them I conceived naturally my periods are still full on and always regular. I don't know why people are so quick to be negative. Anyway I'm writing this because I think I am pregnant again still 52yrs old. Let's see what God has in store for me, if I have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby I will truly blessed.

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