Is any one else over 35 and pregnant for the first time?
I am 38 and 11 weeks preg. 2 years ago I had a mc but didn't know until my 12wk scan. I have a scan this coming Thurs and I am so scared that it will happen again.
Once, last week, I noticed a bright pink streak after using the loo. It wasn't very much and it never happened again so I decided not to go to A&E. But this week, I had brown discharge one day.
I've spent hours googling and it seems many women bleed heavier and end up with healthy babies.
I'd love to hear from other "older" expectant moms and their experiences.
Only just discovered this site, and it reassuring to have someone to talk to. My partner finds it difficult to talk about emotions.
I will be 35 by the time I give birth for the first time!
I have been pg twice before, about 10 years ago which ended up in mc and then last year which was an ectopic.
I also have a scan on Thursday, it will be my 2nd, last one was last Thursday at 6+1 when we saw the gestational sac, yolk sac and fetal pole and possibly a heartbeat. We are hopefully going to see the heartbeat this Thursday!
I had some bleeding at 6 and 8 weeks in my pregnancy and went on to have a healthy baby, so it doesnt always end up bad news. Good luck for ur scan, and let us know how u get on. This site is so supportive, and theres always someone around who can help answer any questions u have xx
Hi....I'm 39 and pregnant for the second time. I had my daughter at 37 and desperately wanted to give birth to my second child whilst still in my thirties.....my due date is 4 days before my 40th!
I had an uneventful and uncomplicated first pregnancy, but my daughter was diagnosed with cancer shortly after birth, so we wanted to see her through treatment and on the road to recovery before starting again. She she has been clear a year now so we're delighted we're back on track again! That said I'm very glad I was a bit older when I dealing with her illness....I know I myself couldn't have done as well when i was younger.
The health care professionals aren't always as supportive as they could be....the attitude from some to me has been to expect a tough pregnancy which is entriely my fault as I have 'wasted' my life in a career and didn't get pregant when i was younger. (I didnt meet my DH until i was 34 so I didn't waste too much time!)
Anyway.....there's a couple more of us around too, who I'm sure will pop their noses into this thread and give the thumbs up for being a 'more mature' mummy!
Thanks all for the support. I had an early scan at 6wks and the dr said he could see the heartbeat but i honestly couldn't tell what was going on!
Been trying to conceive for 3-4 years now. After my mc the dr said that fibroids could be the problem so had them removed in June. Due to start fertility treatment in Nov but then pregnant naturally in August!
Hi, I am 39 and pregnant for the first time. So far so good, but like many expectant moms, the closer I get to my due date the wore worried I am about the baby. I hope everything goes well for you, you came to the right place for a chat and support.
This is my second pregnancy, first one ended in a natural miscarriage in mid-July at 8wk4d. We never saw a fetal pole or heartbeat.
I have had two scans so far this pregnancy at 5wk5d (saw fetal pole) and 7wks1d (saw and heard the baby's heartbeat!). I go back on November 10th for another scan. I feel great and am so excited to be pregnant! I can't wait to have this LO
Best of luck to you and please let us know how everything turns out for you tomorrow. You'll be in our thoughts and prayers! Jeannie
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