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Having a child later on in life


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#1 Anita42

Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:16 PM

So I just found Out I am pregnant, wow at 42! My eldest is 19 and dating! and my son is 16, I trully believe in miricles and God has really done a big one for me. My question is there any other mums my age bracket who is experiancing a pregnancy in later life, I really need some encouragement here, (my husband is elated) biggrin.gif

#2 Lim Lam

Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

Wow !!! Congratulations

#3 Bibendum

Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

I don't belong in this section - I'm due in July - but am also 42, with an 8-year-old son, and pregnant.  There is an area for older mums if you'd like to read the experiences of others in similar circumstances.  

Congratulations and best of luck with your pregnancy!

#4 FeralSis

Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:26 PM

No advice but congrats!

I am 36, DH is 37.

We have a 14, 12 and 8 year old and had a bonus baby in November.

Love it!

You will be fine. Enjoy...

#5 cathstash

Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:26 PM

congratulation a baby is always good news.
i was 41 when i had dear son through ivf. it was our first ivf attempt and we only consider ourselves extremely lucky. ds will be 1 in april and i thought we'd be happy with one miracle but i truely wanted another. so we went through the whole process again  but have had two unsuccessful transfers sad.gif we'd love to try again but money is an issue at the moment. our fs has given us a cut off age of 46 but i wouldn't want to be pregnant much older than 42/43.
i hope your journey is a safe and happy one biggrin.gif

#6 kez71

Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:35 PM

I 40 and pregnant with our first. Im due Nov 1st! Congrats!!

#7 More cheese Gromit

Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:35 PM

Congratulations! I'm sitting here feeding my surprise baby who is 10 weeks old! I'm 42and have a 24 and 17 year old! I honestly didn't find the pregnancy to be hard, and I worked right up til I had baby, I'm on my feet for my entire shift, so did have sore feet by the end of the day

I had horrible Morning sickness that had me in hospital on a drip three times and on medication til about 18 weeks, but I had the same with my first two

The birth was quick and straight forward, if there is anything I can help you with you can send me a message and I'll be more than happy to help anyway I can.

If you're anywhere near me I'm happy to catch up for a chat

#8 Natttmumm

Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:36 PM

Congrats wow exciting news

#9 Super Cat

Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:46 PM

Congratulations!! I don't belong here either but had my last baby at 40. You'll love being an 'older' Mum. We're so much more relaxed and experienced original.gif

#10 Lisy-lis

Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:09 PM

First of all  -  Congratulations!!


I don't belong here, but I was a first time mum at 44.  My baby girl was conceived naturally which was a big surprise for me, my DH and our IVF clinic - my pregnancy was confirmed at the first appointment.

For the last 10 years or so I had come to believe I would never marry or have a baby.

I have never known such contentment.

I think the *relaxed* bit is because we know just how quickly time passes -   I was an adult in the mid-80s - so I don't worry about what doesn't get done today if I'm too busy holding the baby, or swimming with the baby, or sleeping with the baby  biggrin.gif

#11 Guest_V's mummy_*

Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:33 PM

I've got no advice but congratulations!!!!

#12 kpingitquiet

Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:45 PM

Another non-group-member but I wanted to tell you, my great-grandma was a working mother of two teenagers when she became pregnant at 39 (in the 1940s) and I imagine she flipped out a fair bit biggrin.gif My great-aunt, the product of that pregnancy, is far and away my favorite relative and she is extremely close with my grandma (13yr gap sisters) and adored her parents. My great-grandma lived til just past her 95th birthday and saw all her grandkids grow up and was there for the childhoods (and adulthood, for me!) of most of her great-grands. That's a pretty good run, I'd say original.gif You'll be fine and fantastic. Best wishes to you and all your fellow DIG members. This was my group 2 years ago biggrin.gif

#13 digitaldorothy

Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

Hi everyone

Just found out I'm pregant last week.  Not sure whether due November or December yet so have posted in both groups until I get my scan on Tuesday!

I am 37, DP is 44 - this is my first pregnancy.  Unplanned but very much wanted.  Due to my age I am freaking out a bit - it seems that everywhere I look I see stories about miscarriages and issues/problems.  Trying to stay positive, but it's really hard!

#14 BulaFiji

Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:38 PM

Congratulations more and more ladies are giving birth at a later age, so you are not alone and its very common.  You will be fine.  My sister had her first via ivf at 40 and her 2nd at 43.  I love my nephews they are now 5 and 2 and my sister is coping well.  I have to say that a few times people would ask her if she was the grandmother but she took it well.  

digitaldortothy - Im 38 and pregnant for the first time due 8 Nov.  Congratulations to you on just becoming pregnant.  Please dont panic and worry about miscarriages and problems.  Why is it us ladies think about the worse case scenario?  Stop reading about all those things as too much information will only give you a headache and make you feel worse.  God has given us a gift and we are all very lucky to get pregnant at our age. You were saying it happened unplanned, sometimes when we dont stress about things they happen.  Things dont often turn out the way we plan, I was married and thought that my marriage would last forever and that we would have a family after lots of trying but unfortunatley that didnt happen.  I later found a special guy and we tried for 2 years then we decided to give it a break for 2 months with a view to try IVF and then when the month that I didnt track my cycle and didnt stress out about it, I conceived on valentines day which was a great suprise.  Once you have your first scan it will put your mind at ease.

#15 Mummy Duck

Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:54 PM

Congratulations and Im another one!

bs 13yo - surprise pregnancy
bd2yo - 9 yes 9 cycles of IVF

at this point we thought we had no chance of natural conception. Im now 8 months pregnant and will be 40 next month.

Its exciting!



#16 mum-of-10

Posted 10 May 2012 - 04:57 PM

Congrats, how exciting! I'm 45 and pregnant with #11. I'm also a grandma. I don't belong in this group though as I'm due in August. Just wanted to say congrats and hope you enjoy your pregnancy  original.gif .


#17 chloe69

Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:14 PM

Hi AnitaI'm 43 and am looking forward to the safe arrival of healthy baby #2 in November 2012.Congratulations on your "miracle" pregnancy!
Chloe

#18 l-m-n-o-p

Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:33 PM

Hi Anita42

I haven't officially joined this DIG, but I have been checking in every now and then.
I am 41 and my second baby is due in November (I had my first at 40).

Sometimes I feel very old and wonder how I will cope with two under two, but I survived my first trimester (with its crippling fatigue and nausea) while still managing to keep my toddler (moderately) entertained and am hopeful for the rest of the pregnancy (and beyond).

Congratulations and here's to smooth sailing!

#19 LouwithTwo

Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:53 PM

I'm 24, expecting my second...

My Mother's Group (being from a tiny country town) has about 10 mother's in it -- all around the age of 40 (with the exception of myself and another 31 year old.).



They are all fabulous with their little ones, and we all sit around like there isn't a day age gap between us.

You can be a "new mum" at whatever age.... even with grown up kids!

Enjoy and congrats!!!!




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