Enrisa I'm sure it will all be just fine. Congratulations try not to worry , yes while statistically there are raised risks they are only marginally greater than the norm , I've had to pg over 40 both were just fine
I'm 40... Does that make me ancient? Lol.
I hate that the doctors call me 'geriatric'. Seriously, couldn't they use a better word?!
Anyway, heaps of women I know are having babies at my age, and older. It's just the done thing these days, where I live, anyway.
Ssjad - Geriatric?! Oh my. My doctors words weren't much better...he said "since you are considered to be... (Ahem)... Of advanced maternal age..."
I was 35 then...and am 37 now with a baby due in May.
I'm 36 but turning 37 very soon. The few people we have told have been surprised but I don't think it is because of my age, it is most likely they assumed we weren't going to have another one as our youngest is almost 5.
I haven't told work yet but I think they will be surprised too. I'm not looking forward to the reactions as it makes me question myself as to why exactly am I putting myself through this all again!
As for being 'old', I actually don't feel much different than when I was younger. I think so far I feel better than when I was 31 and pregnant but I weighed more then so the extra weight made pregnancy a bit harder. I'm still not up to the uncomfortable stage yet so I guess I may change my opinion then.
It might depend on where you live as to how old other mums are, I don't think 36 is that old really. I have friends who had their kids at this age and are now in their early 40's so I guess that helps me see it as normal.
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