Got pregnant in my 50's

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, May 14, 2012 | 2 comments

Cute baby. Stock Photo credit: lghaith


Got pregnant in my 50's (just last year), a true Bonus Baby.

My husband and I were shocked and thrilled at the same time.

My daughter, Elizabeth, has been a joy to us.


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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older MotherYou Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother
-- Today the number of women having their first child over thirty-five has increased by a bazillion fold, or some equally scary large number, and Newman is the first to write a book that tells what it's really like when a trip to the drugstore entails the purchase of both diaper cream and wrinkle cream; when "getting your shots" means both immunization and Botox. 

You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman
is not only about having children later in life: it's about what happens to a marriage—and to the spirit, when even the most sought-after baby comes. 


Wry, warm, and brutally honest, this is the book for any woman—whatever her age—who has awakened at 3AM to the insistent shrieks of her darling and thought: Oh man, I'm too old for this.

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Catherine

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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2 comments

  1. Hi Catherine
    I am comforted to know that you got pregnant at 50. I turned 50 in Feb and followed through with my Plan B of transfering two donated frozen embryos just last week. (Plan A was hoping to get pregnant naturally) Unfortunately neither of the embryos survived the thawing process and I am devastated. I don't have any other children and met my husband at 42 but we had three miscarriages so we thought we'd try the frozen embryos. I am so devastated so your posting gave me hope. Any advice? Did you do anything different for this pregnancy? How old is your husband? My husband is 56.
    Thanks
    Andrea

  2. Catherine says:

    {{hugs}} Brave New Mama!

    These stories are ones I have found and collected online - not my personal story. For me, we first got pregnant together when I was 49 and my husband was 43.

    I carried that precious baby for 8 weeks, but it ended sadly in miscarriage. We got pregnant 5 more times, all ended in a loss. The last one was at 54, which lasted 15 weeks before we lost the baby.

    Now I am several years past menopause and we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

    However, I have collected thousands of stories of successful pregnancies - so there is still hope!

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