Spontaneous conception of twins at 49

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 0 comments

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A friend of mine who is a doula was just hired to help a 49 year old woman who conceived naturally -- and unintentionally (she has grown children) -- twins!

She just gave birth and they are healthy.

Mom has a complication which kept her in hospital a few extra days, but babies were discharged, so she hired my friend to stay with her in the hospital so the babies could stay with her, too.

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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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