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Beautiful little girl at 43

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 0 comments

Image: Cute Baby Girl, by Talib Abdulla on Pixabay

My husband and I were TTC [trying to conceive] for nearly 4-1/2 yrs, but we were unsuccessful.

At ages 46 and 42 years old, we decided to apply for an adoption program within the county where we live.

Before we completed the adoption classes in March, we found out we had conceived in February.

Unfortunately, we miscarried at only five weeks along.

My OB/GYN encouraged me by saying at least we knew I had the capability to get pregnant.

My younger sister had done research on estrogen dominance, of which I had many of the symptoms.

So, after the miscarriage, I started a progesterone cream treatment, and two months later, we were pregnant!

We had a healthy, full-term pregnancy and gave birth to a beautiful little girl, just one month before I turned 43 years old.

I have been very uncertain about having another child at my age (I'm 44 years old now).

But after reading all of these wonderful and encouraging comments, maybe we will TTC this year!

Posted By Stacy Y. on 2006-08-25

Image: The Secret Diary of a New Mum Aged 43 1/4, by Cari Rosen. Publisher: Vermilion (September 12, 2011)The Secret Diary of a New Mum Aged 43 1/4
by Cari Rosen

-- Whatever your age, becoming a mum for the first time brings with it excitement, anxiety and numerous challenges.

But how do you cope when, to top it all, you discover you are old enough to be the mother of everyone else in your NCT group?

The story of one woman, one new baby, a slipped disc and rather too many wrinkles, The Secret Diary of a New Mum (Aged 43 1/4) follows the tale of a midlife mum as she tries to make the transition from experienced TV producer to utterly inexperienced parent.

One in five babies is born to a mum over 35, and the number of over 40s giving birth has doubled.

The first humorous narrative account of what it's really like to be a midlife mum - whether it's deftly side-stepping any questions about age and baby number two or weeping as younger counterparts ping back into their size ten jeans within thirty seconds of giving birth.

This is the thoroughly entertaining, insightful and often hilarious account of what happens as you face up to menopause and new motherhood at the same time.

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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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