Single mom, pregnant at 43

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, March 17, 2016 | 2 comments

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I am 43 years old, and just found out I am pregnant. Yikes!

I am a single mom of two kids - 8 and 9 years old.

I went through a very nasty divorce a two years ago, but I live with my wonderful boyfriend now.

He has never had children and is excited about the prospect of a baby.

Me, I am not so sure.


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by Marlo Schalesky

-- Contains frank and emotionally resonate stories from both men and women facing the struggle of infertility.

Mother's Day is not a joyful occasion for all women, particularly those who would like to have children but cannot.

Marlo Schalesky's Empty Womb, Aching Heart: Hope and Help for Those Struggling with Infertility does for Christian women what Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin's Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope: A Jewish Spiritual Companion for Infertility and Pregnancy Loss did for Jewish women: provide comfort and camaraderie in the face of infertility and pregnancy loss.

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Catherine

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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2 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    i am mom of 7 years boy. iam 43 and i tried to pregnant till now I fail. i wish i could bring a brother for my son. he is sad cos he hasnt one. do you think i could try, i started to lose hope):

  2. It can be so hard to maintain hope in the face of failure. {{hugs}} If you can keep trying, you have the chance of success. If you stop now, you will never know what could have been...

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