My grandmother had my mother at 42, and I just had a baby in November at the age of 44.
Knowing that my grandmother had my mom at 42 is what kept me trying. I had my first son at 36 (1 month shy of 37). That took about 2 years of trying, and baby number 2 was much harder! Four years and three miscarriages.
My elderst sister had her second at 44yrs he's now 18mths, her daughter is 20yrs, my other sister had her 3rd at age 42yrs she's now 6mths & her other 2 daughters are 18 & 20yrs & im now pregnant with my 3rd & im 37yrs.
I love this thread!!! There are no older mums in my family on either side which is a bit sad...I'm not totally sure why but early menopause is on my mothers side, I'm the first over 35 actually the first 30's mum in general in my family I have 2 other kids 14 and 15, so they don't really understand why we continued to try for another when "we were just getting our freedom back"
Like Vintage above, I am 44 and my LO (my first, altho a mc at age 41) was born healthy and happy in early February -- routine pregnancy, as well, until wk 32 when high BP and wk36 when pre-eclampsia, but that can happen to many ladies, not just over 40 (and I had excellent prenatal care!). Would love another one, but don't want to tempt fate and/or worry over no. 2 when I want to enjoy no. 1!
It really angers me about this 'waiting too long' crap, e.g. I was told by doctors that it would be difficult due to PCOS (guess they were wrong!); we started IVF and in the blood work, it was discovered I had an underactive thyroid and the month after medication was the correct dosage, I got me a sticky naturally!, and the IVF doctors, never discouraging I have to say, did point out the statistics were not good for my age (fair enough), but more of us older mums need to speak out to say 'Yes, it IS possible'; in fact, the more I read about us older mums, the fact is that many of us may be more healthy NOW than in our 20s and in fact, by looking into IVF and realising the huge financial cost, I was determined to do the very best for me and my body pre-IVF, e.g. losing weight, acupunture, etc., and I wonder if that was why I got so lucky and held onto my LO until wk 36 because I was so healthy (when I had my mc, I was pretty unhealthy)....?
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