Has anyone over 45 had a healthry baby t

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Has anyone over 45 had a healthry baby t
Thu, 08-12-2010 - 10:43pm

I've moved from the "Pregnant over 40" board to the TTC board. Talk about a biological clock on overtime. I am 46 and I've been PG twice in the last year and miscarried both. One at ten weeks and one at eight weeks.

So I want to know if anyone has conceived the old fashioned way and had a healthy baby over the age of 45. I know John Travolta's wife Kelly Preston is 47 and six months pregnant and the rumor is that they had help, not that it matters whatsoever how it happened. It only matters to me because I don't want to carry on a foolish campaign and have another MC because I can't accept that my eggs are too old to do the job.

Please chime in, anyone with answers. I am thinking of trying one more time but the emotional toll is huge.


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Thu, 08-12-2010 - 11:21pm
I'm not sure which poster it is...need to go back and look, but I know there is a gal on our board who is 46 and just had a healthy baby (I think her seventh kiddo!).

:-) Brandy, 42 yrs. old

Mom of a fifteen n month old precious little boy, conceived in Aug. 08 on our second IUI attempt (C

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Fri, 08-13-2010 - 1:14pm
Yup, Carol (emadagan) just had her seventh -- got PG the fun way. She has had three of her babies in her 40s. GL to you. Al LOT harder at this age but not impossible.


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Fri, 08-13-2010 - 9:50pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I just read about it on the over 40 board.

I just delivered my baby on Julyl 27th. He was conceived naturally at age 46 in fact I will be 47 next month. It can happen. I had my last baby at 45 (conceived at 44) and I had one miscarriage at 43 (a blighted ovum). This last baby was a surprise blessing since it took a year to conceive the last one. Now I have 2 babies since my next youngest is only 19 months.

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Sun, 08-15-2010 - 4:16am
Hi, I also have a friend who has had her last two babies at 45 or older, the last one at 47, perfectly healthy. I know it can be a lot harder, but it is certainly possible.


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Mon, 08-16-2010 - 4:31pm

Hi noble777,
First, I'm so sorry for your loss. I just wanted to pipe in to say that my dad was born when his mom was 45. :) She got PG the natural way.

Also a co-worker here in my office just gave birth 6 months ago to her first baby at the age of 46. It is possible!!!!!

-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37

TTC#1 since March 2010
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, OPKs, Charting (for now)


-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37

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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 1:09am
Carol that is so awesome!! Congrats! It gives me and I am sure all these ladies such hope hearing your story! =)
 Me and girls xmas 09
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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 3:41pm
I am 43 and it does me good to read these positive stories!Thank you
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Thu, 08-19-2010 - 2:35pm

I have 5 children as well- just turned 44 and am hoping to conceive with my new (younger LOL) husband.

I think it's probably easier if one has had children prior. Good luck everyone and sorry to hear about MC's.

44- 5 children already- TTC number 6!
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Thu, 08-19-2010 - 3:20pm

I found a cool web page with celebrity mom's over 40 that gave me a lot of hope along with the othe stories on this board. Here are the Mom's over 40 and 45. If they can do it so can I!

Cherie Booth QC, wife of British Prime Minister, Tony Blair -
Baby at 45

Jane Seymour, actress
Twins at 44

Emma Thompson, actress -
Baby at 40

Susan Sarandon, actress
Baby at 46

Madonna, singer and actress
Baby at 41

Lisa Hartman-Black, actress
Baby at 44

Mimi Rogers, actress
Baby at 45

Iman, supermodel
Baby at 44

Jerry Hall, supermodel and ex-wife of Mick Jagger
Baby at 41

Annette Bening, actress
Baby at 41

Beverly D'Angelo, actress
Twins at 49

Patricia Hodge, actress, born 29 September 1946
Had her sons in her 40s after suffering from unexplained infertility for 12 years.

Brooke Shields, 40, Actress - First baby at 37. Expecting second child in spring 2006

Caroline Quentin, Actress, Baby at 43

48-year-old actress Geena Davis gave birth to twins in Spring 2004. She already has a daughter, Alizeh, who was born in April 2002.

Julianne Moore, Actress, gave birth to her daughter Liv at the age of 41

Helen Hunt, Actress, Baby at 40

ane Kaczmarek, Actress
Babies at 41, 43 and 46

Helen Fielding, Author of Bridget Jones' Diary
Baby at 43 and baby at 48 (July 2006)

Meera Syal, 44, Actress
Gave birth to a baby boy on 2 December 2005

Jennifer Beals, 41, Actress
Gave birth to a baby girl on 16 November 2005

Holly Hunter, 47, gave birth to twins in January 2006.

Sian Williams, 43, BBC TV Presenter, gave birth to third son in October 2006 and is currently expecting her fourth baby

Sara Edwards, 46, BBC Wales TV Presenter, gave birth to a baby girl in March 2006

Marcia Cross, 44, Actress, gave birth to twin girls in Feb 2007

Sharron Davies, 44, Ex-Olympic Swimmer and TV Presenter, gave birth to a baby boy in January 2007

Arlene Phillips, choreographer, theatre director and talent scout had her youngest daughter at the age of 47.

Meryl Streep, actress, had her fourth child in June 1991 just before her 42nd birthday.

Nicole Kidman, 41, actress, gave birth to a baby girl on 7 July 2008

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Sun, 11-21-2010 - 11:26pm


I know this is ancient history (ha!) and not on this board but my grandmother had my father at 48 and definitely naturally.