Instead, she got pregnant with Jack

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, June 24, 2012 | 0 comments

Marion Dressen thought her childbearing years were over.

Three years ago, the 47-year old rural Minnesota woman went to an herbalist to treat the first symptoms of menopause.

Instead, she got pregnant with Jack, now 2 years old.

It was a wonderful surprise for Dressen and her husband, who were about to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.

The couple had given up trying to have a baby long ago.

“After all those years, it was a bit of a shock,” Dressen said. “But we were excited at the same time.”

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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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