16.12.2013

Odds of natural pregnancy at 50

My gorgeous little accident: Debbie amazed doctors - not to mention her grandchildren - by getting pregnant naturally at 53 while on the Pill.
Peering at the two blue lines on the pregnancy test, Debbie Hughes reached for her reading glasses to check that her eyes weren’t deceiving her. Debbie, a jewellery shop saleswoman, was made redundant at the end of last year, shortly after she discovered she was pregnant. Despite a trouble-free pregnancy, I could sense a feeling of caution whenever I went for a scan or a check-up, as if my pregnancy were a freak accident that was bound to end in tears.
Fast approaching her 53rd birthday, she thought she was too old to conceive naturally and, besides, she was on the Pill.


And so, on June 22 last year, Kyle was born naturally, weighing a healthy 7lb 11oz, just one hour after Debbie was admitted to Northampton Hospital.A joyous occasion undoubtedly. Various experts had told her that her eggs would be too old or that IVF would represent her only chance of conceiving, but despite that she fell pregnant naturally — twice — once, with twins, that she sadly miscarried, and subsequently with an ectopic pregnancy that resulted in the removal of one of her Fallopian tubes. And it seems my experience certainly isn’t unusual.Jan Andersen, a freelance writer and editor, discovered she was pregnant at 40. But a month later she was pregnant again — and in January this year Deborah gave birth to her son, Oliver. It wasn’t until someone commented on my new cleavage that it occurred to me to take a pregnancy test.


I took four home pregnancy tests — all positive — before I made an appointment to see my GP.
Because of my age I was very concerned about the risk of miscarriage, or birth defects, so I was very anxious and flustered when I went to see my GP.‘His eyes almost popped out of his head when I said “I’m pregnant”.
According to reports published in 2005, scientists have identified a genetic profile that appears to enable women over the age of 45 to conceive naturally.



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Comments to «Odds of natural pregnancy at 50»

  1. Joe_Cole writes:
    Bleeding in the second half of being like to switch to one.
  2. elcan_444 writes:
    Into the phase of breeding miscarriage.