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Don't give up!! I had my baby at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | 0 comments

Image: Khari in Va., by The Good Doctor / LesterSpence, on Flickr
Photo credit: Khari in Va., by The Good Doctor
Don't give up!! I had my baby at 45 years old.

Natural cycle with my RE [Reproductive Endocrinologist], no meds, followed my cycle with bloodwork and ultrasounds.

HCG [human chorionic gonadotropin], referred to as the trigger shot to make sure the egg was released.

Two IUI's [Intrauterine insemination], referred to as Back to Back IUI's.

I did have a great lining that month.

Rested on the couch after both IUI's.

I now have a beautiful boy!!

Image: A Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity of Infertility, by Julie Vargo  and Maureen Regan. Publisher: Harper Paperbacks (May 30, 2006)A Few Good Eggs: Two Chicks Dish on Overcoming the Insanity of Infertility
by Julie Vargo and Maureen Regan

-- We are bombarded by images of blissful older mothers, such as Madonna and Celine Dion.

But Hollywood articles about pregnancy and fertility at middle age gloss over the tremendous amount of financial, emotional, and physical effort faced by couples struggling to conceive.

Ranges from technical to humorous and everything in between.

What are good, snappy comebacks to the question, Why aren't you pregnant? What is the difference between gonadotrophin releasing hormone and progesterone? Should you freeze your eggs?

These questions and many more are answered and in the tone of a couple of good friends.

Between them, the authors have gone through hormone treatments, pregnancy losses, and multiple inseminations -- so they know firsthand the roller-coaster ride of trying to achieve pregnancy.

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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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