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Pregnant for the 1st time at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, March 07, 2019 | 0 comments

Image: Conked out in his bouncy chair - 62 days old, by jessicafm  / Jessica Merz, on Flickr

I was pregnant for the first time at 45 years old, and I was scared too -- of everything!

I remember the night after I found out I woke up at 3:00 AM in pure panic.

Mostly I was scared I would have no idea what to do with a baby -- but hey, I found all my fears were completely unfounded.

Had a completely healthy excellent pregnancy, and I have never known anything so wonderful as carrying a child and then having a baby.

Well, I don't know I was saying that in the middle of labor, but even labor I would love to do it again... seriously!

Image: You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother, by Judith Newman. Publisher: Miramax (April 21, 2004)You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman: Diary of an Older Mother
by Judith Newman

-- Today the number of women having their first child over thirty-five has increased by a bazillion fold or some equally scary large number.

Newman is the first to write a book telling what it's really like when a trip to the drugstore entails the purchase of both diaper cream and wrinkle cream; when getting your shots means both immunization and Botox.

You Make Me Feel Like an Unnatural Woman is not only about having children later in life: it's about what happens to a marriage — and to the spirit when even the most sought-after baby comes.

Wry, warm, and brutally honest, this is the book for any woman — whatever her age — who has awakened at 3AM to the insistent shrieks of her darling and thought: Oh man, I'm too old for this.

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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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