I am 8 weeks' pregnant, turning 46

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, July 02, 2012 | 0 comments

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For those women over 45 who have given up having a child - don't!

I am eight weeks' pregnant and will be turning 46 in November. I'm still in shock as I conceived naturally.

I had my first child at 38 and second at 39 without any problems, in fact first go. I am in a new relationship and my partner and I started trying about six months.

However, as nothing was happening, we both decided that we were blissfully happy with each other and he was content being a step-dad.

Bingo! a month later we are pregnant.

- Kelly, 46, Melbourne, Australia

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
What Every Woman Should Know About Fertility and Her Biological Clock, by Cara Birrittieri. Publisher: Career Press (May 26, 2009)What Every Woman Should Know About Fertility and Her Biological Clock
by Cara Birrittieri

-- Until now, there has been little practical advice on what women can do about ticking biological clocks. 

What Every Woman Should Know About Her Biological Clock
is the first book to explore a woman's reproductive life span completely, from beginning to end.


Based on Cara Birrittieri's own experience of running up against a slowing biological clock, she shows women for the first time how to "tell what time it is" with a simple blood test that gives them a peek at the state of their ovaries.


Click to read more



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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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