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Unplanned, unexpected pregnancy at 43

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 0 comments

little boy kid child big eyes drinking eat by Digihanger / Barrie TaylorI was in your situation, but I was 43 years old with unplanned and unexpected pregnancy.

I did not have a clue for seven weeks and had several instances where I was drinking alcohol.

Once I found out, I stopped drinking, and everything ended up fine.

The pregnancy was tough, and he was born premature, but he is now two years old, and it has been wonderful.

I was wondering what I was doing at 43 years old, having a baby?

I had a 14 year old at the time, and I felt I was out of my league. But I wouldn't change anything.

I have had to find a support system, and there are not that many "new moms" in their 40s. I did find a Moms Club with all ages and another mom at 43 years old who just gave birth.

Most of the women are 28 - 35 years old, but our common bond is having fun with our kids, and it has been fun.

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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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