59y old surrogate mother for infertile daughter

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 0 comments

Baby feet. Stock Photo credit: mcleod
As a labor and delivery nurse, it is hard for me to form an opinion on whether or not women in their 40's should be having children.

Some are having their first baby, so who am I to say they shouldn't experience the joys of motherhood?

Yesterday we had a patient come in about 8 months pregnant with twins. She is 59 years old.

She is a surrogate mother for her infertile daughter.

The twins are products of IVF [in vitro fertilization] -- genetically they are her daughter and son-in-law's children.

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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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