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Childbearing not reserved for under 25s

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, April 12, 2013 | 0 comments

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I think also, that it's amazing how much negative stuff we hear from the medical profession about TTC [trying to conceive] over 35 years old, but hardly ever any good things.

My own mom's stepmother had her last child in her 50s - and it wasn't unexpected, as far as I know.

Her husband, my grandpa, was in his 80's.

I know we live in different times etc., but one can only hope that in the future, people in general can get over this fixation that they have with childbearing being reserved only for those 25 years old and under.

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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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