I saw my doctor today and he checked for the baby's heartbeat and found it easily. The baby's heartbeat was 162. I was all smiles. My doctor is very professional and doesn't treat me like I am "ancient."
I have only encountered this age stigma on line. I thought nowadays it was getting more common for older women to become first time mums. It doesn't really bother me what other ppl say however. I don't think it would have been right for me to have a baby in my 20s. I wanted to finish uni and then I did an MA and I was not at all grown up enough then. But I admit I often wonder a lil when I see mums in their late teens or really early 20s. Ah well.
I'm not pregnant but I had my first (and only 1) 2 weeks before my 37th birthday this year. I'm glad I waited and enjoyed my life and career first, not that young mums can't do the same.
The only things I have struggled with - and what I *think* might be age related - is the lack of sleep and the aches in my bones. I also took a while to adjust to no 'me' time at the beginning, after having it for so many years. She's totally worth it though x
I am 35 and first time pregnancy after IVF. I totally changed doctors when my first OB told me I had to have all these extra tests due to my age. New doc is wonderful and doesn't want any tests I don't have to have. She understands that its not age related but more genetics related.
I agree iwth all of you that its not an age thing but people should be happy for you no matter what.
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