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Got pregnant accidentally at 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 0 comments

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I am now 49 years old (almost) and my daughter will be 3 years old in March.

Got pregnant accidentally (Can you believe it? A woman of my age getting pregnant accidentally, oh my,) and the father only lasted about 6 months or so.

So -- single, going through menopause, with an almost 3-year old -- many tough days for sure -- would I change any single thing, no, my pregnancy was wonderful, I loved it, I love remembering it, wish I could do it again over and over.

I was perfectly healthy (and I was a smoker) and I had the healthiest smartest (of course) most beautiful baby girl, even thinking about it now I get tears in my eyes.

She has not suffered because I'm older -- there was no way I would have been the parent I am when I was younger.

Image: Rewinding Your Biological Clock: Motherhood Late in Life, by Richard J. Paulson M.D., Judith Sachs. Publisher: iUniverse Publishing (July 13, 2011)Rewinding Your Biological Clock: Motherhood Late in Life
by Richard J. Paulson M.D., Judith Sachs

-- In 1996, Dr. Richard Paulson assisted a 63-year-old woman to conceive using in vitro fertilization with a donor egg, and she became the oldest woman in the world to give birth.

This incredible example of how assisted reproductive technologies, or ART, can change the course of nature, raises tough biological, emotional, and ethical issues.

Rewinding Your Biological Clock is a unique exploration of each of these issues, especially the how-to of peri- and post-menopausal pregnancy.

Written by a leading fertility specialist and a health educator, this original and daring book rethinks society's most fundamental beliefs about motherhood, aging, and life itself.

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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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