Her 45-year-old patient is pregnant -- naturally

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | 0 comments

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My nurse practitioner called, and while we were discussing my instructions, she thought to tell me about another patient she had seen that day (without revealing the patient's name, of course).

Her 45-year-old patient is pregnant -- naturally.

This woman had her first child, now three, at age 42.

Her FSH [follicle stimulating hormone] in July 2005 was 16.

About 3 months ago, my nurse practitioner also mentioned to me a BFP [big fat positive - postive pregnancy test] she had called in that day to one of her 42-year-old IVF [in vitro fertilization] patients.

I asked yesterday how that woman was doing, and was told that she had made it through her first trimester and is doing fine.

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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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