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Positive pregnancy test at 51

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 0 comments

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A friend of mine just called me and she (recently turned 51) got a positive pregnancy test!

She is excited all was working right, however, she doubts things will continue due to egg age, blah blah blah...

But there is that glimmer of hope, as she would welcome another child (she has two children from donor egg in her forties).

She was wondering what IS the chance of miscarriage at 50 years old?

I remember from my last pregnancy which ended in miscarriage at 44 years old, they told me it was over 60%...

Is it dramatically increased at 50 years old, or just elevated to say 15 or 20% chance or something like that?

I am not surprised AT ALL by her getting pregnant actually.

She is a health nut, always has been.

Eats organic and lots of raw foods, stays away from hydrogen oils, lives on a farm, raises chickens (organic eggs), uses natural products etc.

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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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