Grandma shocked by baby at 47

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, December 11, 2015 | 0 comments

Image: Hiding Behind Hands, by Kind of Bruin, on FlickrMy grandmother had her sixth and last baby at 47 years old.

Yes, it was a spontaneous pregnancy.

She thought she was having the menopause.

She was surprised to give birth to a healthy baby boy, at home, after a 45 minute labour.

He's in his 50s now, and a physician and father himself.

My grandmother was VERY shocked, needless to say.

Stock Photo credit: Hiding Behind Hands,
by Kind of Bruin , on Flickr

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-- Mark Sedaka stood by while he and his wife endured endless rounds of drug therapies, sixteen artificial inseminations, ten invitro fertilizations, three miscarriages, and, finally, a gestational surrogate ("womb for rent") who carried their twin girls to term. 

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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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