Co-worker got pregnant at 44

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, August 17, 2012 | 0 comments

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I have been an RN [registered nurse] for 15 years, ten of those years was working in labour/delivery and maternity.

I have seen many women have babies in their late 30's and 40's, some with help - some without.

One of my co-workers from my last job just got pregnant at age 44.

She has two children, ages 18 and 20.

I believe any woman who has the love, willingness, maturity and selflessness to be a parent can be a great mother or father no matter what their age.

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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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