His oldest patient was 55

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 0 comments

Image: Little Baby Nati. Special dedication for Ania and Darek (parents Natalia) - Photo credit: Maciej Gauszka on freeimages.com
I went for peri-natologist visit the other day, and his oldest patient was 55 last year...

Now he didn’t tell me she used DE [donor egg], and I didn’t dare ask...

But either way, she had her life long dream of becoming a mommy...

Maternal drive never dies for most of us, whether we can't conceive due to high FSH [follicle stimulating hormone] or menopause..

Photo credit: Little Baby Nati, by Maciej Gauszka on freeimages.com
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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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