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I gave birth at 45

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, September 17, 2018 | 0 comments

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I became pregnant at 44 years old, and I gave birth at 45 years old.

My first clinic was Yale Fertility Center.

I felt it didn't matter what the protocol the clinic put me on, because the clinic was so disorganized and poorly run.

They just kept overcooking my eggs, the timing of ovulation was off, residents doing egg retrievals, I could go on and on.

Yes, I am bitter. Changed to NYU Fertility Center.

Dr. Grifo was good but he was not comfortable with AMA [advanced maternal age].

Overall, a really good clinic.

Changed to Cornell Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, and RE [Reproductive Endocrinologist] Owen Davis.

He put me on EPP [Estrogen Primping Protocol]. It worked!

I am also a poor responder, with an FSH [Follicle Stimulating Hormone] on the high end of normal, with a past history of one live birth at 41 years old, without the help of an RE [Reproductive Endocrinologist].

I also have PCOS-like [Polycystic ovary syndrome] profile.

Insulin resistant, high cholesterol, acne (yuck), but regular periods.

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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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