Posted by: colline maule on 23 August 2012
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Everyone is different and i think that if you are healthy before you concieve, you should not have any problems. I had my son at age 27, my first daughter was born at age 37 and my now 17 month old daughter was born in the year i turned 43. i had no problems whatsoever. both times we refused an amnio. We trusted God in making the right decision for us. I took my folic acid and a pregnancy vitamin before i concieved. It is very common for woman in Europe to have children in their 30's, late 30's and even 40's late 40's. if you would like to keep in touch with these woman, there is a wonderful website which i belong to called askbaby.com. you will find out everything you need to know about being pregant. Best wishes
I gave birth to a beautiful girl at 42, she is 10years very brilliant with no health challenges whatsoever. I asked my doctor to clip my fellopan tubes so that no sperms can get in, but now Im thinking of having another child, how can that happen, I do note the risks that could happen but I want to give a try and wish to hold another tiny sweet angel at my 52years, my cousing gave birth to healthy twins at 54years hence I think it could happen to me but with the clipping of tubes, advise what is it that I can do
I believe age is just a number, all that is needed is a postive attitude. I'm 46 and pregnant with my first child (27 weeks). With the grace of God we are both in good health and have not develop diabetes or high blood pressure. Did all the necessary tests at the fetal assessment centre and there are no abnormalities. Every pregancy is different and there are risks factors to consider at any age. Younger women are also at risk of having downs babies. Don't deny yourself the opportunity of experiencing motherhood, it"s a blessing!
Best of lucl:)
I am now 39 and had my second baby 3 years ago at 36. She was born with a syndrome called Microthelmia. She is blind in her right eye but other than that she is extemely healthy and a bright and happy little girl. I am wondering if this could have been caused because of my age. The risk of chromosome abnormalities is higher over the age of 35. My first daugher is now 10 with no problems at birth. Thank you
I had my first son at 36 and my second at 39. I was obese as well. It was problem free and the children are both happy and healthy.
I had a beautiful little girl in September last year at age 45. My husband and I refused an amnio, but did seek advice and an analysis from a specialist in fetal development, who gave us an all clear on her physical development during the pregnancy. My other daughter is 28, and my son is 26. My little girl absolutely fills my life with joy, and I am so happy to be a mommy all over again. I have endless patience. and with an established career, there is no panic on, that I may miss a career opportunity. Being a bit older. we are also financially secure and can afford the baby luxuries without panicing about our budget. I am truly blessed, and my advice is - to find a very good obstetrician, look after your health during and after pregnancy, lots of viatmins and folic acid -eat heathily -as you need to have lots of energy and be around for a long time still to see your little one grow up, it is so inspiring for me to see the world, two decades after my first two children, through the eyes and experiences of my little girl - and having her around means that I will never grow old! I think that it is a wonderful experience to have a baby/ies in your forties. -wish more mommies could do it!
I am 40 and have been trying to have a baby for the past 2 years but nothing, My periods are normal I live a healthly life Im not sure whats wrong, i used to have endometriosis I am not sure if that is the cause or not
I just want to thank all the wonderful brave women for leaving these comments. I am also verging on 40 and trying to fall pregnant for the first time and after two miscarriages feel as though it is just not a possibility. I am once again filled with hope that we could also become parents.
Thank you ladies for all those wonderful stories. I am a male, been widowed for the past 13 odd years and raising a set of twins,23 year old who are attending university. I have been single for a long long time and recently i have the urge to be a father all over again. I am entering my 49th year. The smell of baby powder and sounds of a little baby is like music to my ears. I find myself day dreaming, hold a precious little baby and rocking him/her to sleep. Is this normal for a man to experience this at my age. I know with the Grace and Blessing from God I have done a reasonably good job in raising my twins single handedly. I know I have to find a partner first. . LoL
Well done to the girls in my age group that are moms again. . . Stay Blessed
Hi there, I am a very happy mommy and can just thank God for that. I had my healthy "twins", 2 boys at the age of 40 (first kids). I became pregnant naturally and if it was not for twins the doctor would have let me go normal but I had to get a cesearian. So all I can say please look after yourself but look forward having a baby!!! It is possible!!
I had my first baby at 37, and I barely knew I was pregnant as I had no problems. I had two miscarriages after that and am now at 22weeks with my second baby. I am now 39 and will be 40 when she is born. Due to bloodtest results we had to get an amnio done but all is good and we have faith that God will give us what He wants us to have. There is a fantastic book by Dr Peter D'Adamo on fertility and pregnancy according to your bloodtype, some interesting reading regarding eating and lifestyle habits vs fertility and pregnancy. Good luck to all the other older moms out there, its worth it!
I had my first baby age 43, just ate healthy food i gave birth the most intelligent little girl. this day young or old risk are the same because of the food and invironment. go have that baby
I was 38 yrs when i was pregnant with my first one.Had no problems throughout the pregnancy it was the best 9 months ever to be quite honest.I refused a amnio as well as beleived what is detined so be it and now i have a healthy bouncy 20 month old boy and have never felt younger (they keep you busy and you tend to just adapt)...so age should not deter you.Good luck!
I fell pregnant for the first time when i was 34. I had two miscarriages due to endometriosis. I had a D &C and the dr cleared up some of the grows with laser and fell pregnant and had a healthy baby girl at 36 years of age. Went on to have another healthy baby girl at age 39. Accupucture is good at preparing the body. I had a fetal assesment done for the first baby but did not go for the second one as it was only my age that put me in the risk category. Both girls are bright and full of energy.