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After 3 years, baby at 44

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, August 07, 2018 | 1 comments

Image: Newborn Baby, by Song Kimpton on Pixabay
A number of you seem to be still getting the zero chance speech, and I just wanted to put it into perspective and say doctors don't know everything.

At 44 years old, and with an FSH [follicle stimulating hormone] high of 19.6, I was told I had virtually no chance of having a baby by a number of doctors.

After three years of trying to conceive, two miscarriages and two failed IVF [in vitro fertilization] cycles using high stims (classic poor response: 2-3 follicles, one embryo, BFN [big fat negative] both times), I feared they were right.

Then I became pregnant naturally!

I was doing acupuncture and reflexology, using OPKs [ovulation predictor kits] and BBTs [basal body thermometer] and taking a ton of vitamins, oligo-minerals and homeopathy grains.

I had no special diet, but ate healthily - including dairy and red meat - and had the occasional glass of red wine.

It's been nearly two years since my daughter was born.

I know I am very, very lucky - and I count my blessings every day.

I just wanted to pass on my experience, because when I was desperate and losing all hope, it would cheer me up to read success stories on this board.

Image: Baby Next Time, by Nicole Klieff. Publisher: AuthorHouse UK DS (August 19, 2008)Baby Next Time
by Nicole Klieff

-- Based on a true-life account of a woman's discovery of infertility at the age of 35.

This is a compelling roller-coaster insight into the world of IVF exposing treatments and emotions over a nine-year span.

Written with humor on such a dark and taboo subject of pregnancy loss and infertility, this honest account is directed to the many across the world in a similar predicament.

The book is written in the hope people will pursue to seek out the reasons for the most common complaint of unexplained infertility.

Image: Buy Now on Amazon.comPaperback: 140 pages
Click to order/for more info: Baby Next Time

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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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  1. Anonymous says:


Don't just sit there, reading this story or article - say something! Do you believe it? Do you think it is impossible? Do you wish it was you? Do you have a story to share (it might get published!)

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