No reason you should not be able to have a baby

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, July 01, 2012 | 1 comments

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Although I am a fertility expert at a top UK clinic, which shall remain anonymous for obvious reasons, I can confirm that I have witnessed some highly unscrupulous tactics used by certain fertility specialists and clinics.

I have spoken to many couples who had allegedly undergone fertility tests at some of these clinics and were told that they had 0% chance of conceiving naturally.

When these couples then came to me for a second opinion, I performed the same tests and from the results I would estimate that approximately 80% of these couples should have eventually been able to conceive naturally.

These practices horrify me, since there are enough genuinely infertile couples out there who need help.

There is no reason why a healthy woman over the age of 40, who is having regular periods and who is otherwise in excellent health, should not be able to have a baby.

These women should be encouraged, not discouraged, especially since they will undoubtedly provide the strong foundations that a child needs in order to develop into a delightful young person.

There are too many children in the world who are unwanted and unloved - often born to young parents - so maybe all the people who are opposed to older parents should refocus their sights on those neglected children.

Brian MB ChB, PhD, FRCOG, UK

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-- A guide to using fertility awareness - that is, reading fertility signals in order to prevent or achieve pregnancy.

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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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1 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I am 6 weeks pregnant with my first child at age 44-natural conception. I got pregnant 2 years ago at 42yrs- also natural, but lost the baby at 8 weeks. I am shocked this has happened again. I really am scared. Not delighted. In fact, just 2 days ago I found myself at an abortion clinic ready to do it but didn't. My husband is 52 and is very supportive, but ready to retire and grow old in peace. Tons of worries, no real great feelings about it.

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