Pregnant at 45, 46, 47, 48

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, January 20, 2012 | 0 comments

Photo credit: EgilshayI know personally one mother who gave birth at 46.

Another good friend of mine gave birth at 45 (nearing 46).

I had babies at 40 and 43.

My midwife told me she delivered a 48 year old and my OB said she delivered a 47 year old. (Those don't really count as knowing personally, though.)

Oh, also my mom had her youngest at 41.

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In 2006, one in every twelve women giving birth for the first time in the US was 35 or older, while in 1970 it was just one in one hundred. Add in the many contemporary later adoptive moms and you’ve got a substantial portion of the population starting families after 35!

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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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