Anyone know a 40+ who got pg naturally?

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Registered: 06-06-2004
Anyone know a 40+ who got pg naturally?
Mon, 06-14-2004 - 6:17pm
Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone personally knows of any woman who got pg in her 40's without assistance? Was it her first pg? Was there anything about that particular woman that stood out, like she was particularly active or athletic or a healthy eater?

I know women in the 40's who got pg, but I am not sure if they had assistance. I don't know them well enough to ask.




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Registered: 02-07-2005
Mon, 02-07-2005 - 3:57pm
Well, here I am another miracle story..
My husband and I got pregnant the 1st time when I was 42 and I miscarried, then we tried and tried and nothing. I didn't take anything but prayed a lot! We started talking about adoption and signed up to take the MAPP classes. We went to Paris and about 3 weeks after we got back we found out I was pregnant. I was 44 years old and had a nearly perfect pregnancy and at 40 weeks had c-section (baby never dropped) and came home with a beautiful baby girl who is now 18 months. I am now 46 and well, you never know....I believe in the power of prayer!
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Registered: 04-09-2004
Fri, 02-11-2005 - 2:45pm

I am 45 and have been pg 3 times since I turned 40, naturally and with no problem. I still have no baby in my arms due to 2 m/c's and a stillborn at 37 weeks due to umbilical cord accident.each time I got pg it took me about a year of ttc. My dh & I have been ttc again since the death of our daughter 18 months ago and now we are having troubles conceiving. We have went to an RE , all the test are ok so far. I am having a CCT done this month to test the quality of my reserve. but in answer to your question , yes you can get pg over 40 naturally.


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 03-02-2005 - 4:33pm

My dd was born just 10 days shy of my 41st birthday.

Catherine -- Wife to Tim, Mommy to Ciára (4/19)

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Registered: 03-31-2005
Thu, 03-31-2005 - 3:59pm

Hi Nancy,

I read your reply and it seems like we have similar stories with ttc issues. I am turning 45 this year and have 3 pregnancies over 40, unfortunatly 2 m/cs and one stillbirth. Still ttc and hope to natural this year. It would be the most awesome joy to have a child with my eggs. But will resort to other options if I have too. Still not willing to let go of my dream yet. Would love to correspond with you. You can email me at if you would like. Look forward to hearing from you.