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Less than a 1% chance of conceiving

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 0 comments

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I will be 46 years old in March, and I'm due to deliver a baby girl at the end of April.

I had my last child 14 years ago, my first child 24 years ago.

I wanted to have another baby because I was in a new relationship.

I had the blood work done and was told that my FSH [follicle stimulating hormone] was borderline (11.6 at ovulation).

I was still ovulating, but it was getting tougher.

I became pregnant on the first try though, but that fetus miscarried at 4.5 weeks.

I went to a fertility expert a week later, he looked at my ovaries via ultrasound.

He basically told me I only had a few eggs left, and that those were well past their sell-by date.

He told me frankly that I had less than a 1% chance of conceiving and carrying a fetus past 7 weeks.

Turns out, I got pregnant again the next week and here I am in my 7th month!

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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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