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Pregnancy and fertility in older women

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, November 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Image: Hands on Belly, by Ekseaborn0 on PixabayPregnancy and fertility in older women - This article discusses the case of a 54-year old woman who stopped taking oral contraceptives at age 52 on the advice of her doctor.

A regular cycle developed but after a few months amenorrhoea occurred lasting 3 months, followed by a period of about 4 months with irregular bleeding.

At first, she believed the menopause had taken place but she developed morning sickness and tightness in the breasts and presented to her gynecologist with the belief she was pregnant.

It was a molar pregnancy.

Statistics on pregnancy in women older than 50 are sketchy and only about 1 birth in 75,000 occurs in women in that age group.

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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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