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Six weeks pregnant at 43

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 0 comments

Shoulder To Lean On, by Jeremy BathanI'm 43 years old (44 in January), and am just six weeks pregnant.

I had one failed cycle with the Lister in April - three follicles, but no eggs on EC [egg collection]! Cry

They then changed my meds, and in late July I went for EC, again with just three follicles (talk about a feeling of deja vu!!)

This time though they got three eggs, and 100% fertilization with ICSI [Intracytoplasmic sperm injection].

Two weeks later - I got a big fat positive!

Our first scan is on Tuesday - fingers crossed everything is OK.

I'm doing pregnancy tests every two - three days as that's the only way I'm keeping sane at the moment!

It can happen, I have no idea why everything has turned out like this so far - but I'm just praying it continues.

I just wish I could find out why it's worked so far for me, and could give you some tips.

Instead, all I can do is sending you out as many positive vibes as possible.

Photo Credit: Shoulder To Lean On by Jeremy Bathan

Image:Fathers of a Certain Age: The Joys and Problems of Middle-Aged Fatherhood, by Martin Carnoy. Publisher: Fairview Press; 1st pbk. ed edition (May 6, 1997)Fathers of a Certain Age: The Joys and Problems of Middle-Aged Fatherhood
by Martin Carnoy

-- A father and son interview dozens of men in their 40s and 50s to discover why these men have decided to delay parenting or start over, and how they feel about fathering children in late middle age.

The result is a timely assessment of the challenges and rewards older fathers face, as seen through their own eyes and those of their wives and children.

Men are becoming fathers at 40, 50 or more, but there is very little information on what issues they will have to deal with or how to cope with the new life phase.

Lots of anecdotes of from families with either delayed or remarried fatherhood.

It offers glimpses of societal changes as we are all living longer and healthier and as a result, may have children later.

Discusses step-kids, May-December marriages, adoption, fathers-at-home, and more.

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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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