(Closed) Any mothers who had a baby at mid-30’s and the father in early 40’s

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am 38 (turned 38 in Oct) and had my son at 37.  If you and the father are in good health should be no problems

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

DH’s uncle is 46 and his aunt is 39. They just had their 3rd healthy baby. The other two are 6 and 5. No meds or intervention whatsoever.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@CanAmBride Just wanted to point out quickly that the age at which you have your first child is more important in this instance. Fertility is sometimes referred to as “use it or lose it” and you often see people who get pregnant easier later in life do so after having had previous children. If you’ve had a previous child, your body is primed to have more since it “assumes” you will be having more and thus maintains better ovarian blood supply.

If you haven’t had a child and are trying to get pregnant later in life, it is often harder since your body has been decreasing your ovarian blood supply as you age and directing it elsewhere. If you haven’t reproduced by 35, perhaps you haven’t found a suitable mate and that ovarian blood supply would be better directed to say your skin to help you attract a mate and increase the possibility of propagating the species. 

Everyone knows someone who had a perfectly healthy baby without any help when they were 35,40,45+ but usually these people have been previously pregnant. These stories can often be discouraging for people trying to conceive their first baby later in life since they may not understand that their struggles to conceive are normal when so and so’s grandma had her sixth baby at 50 with no problems.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

DH’s aunt had their baby last year. She was 38 and he was 48. Perfectly healthy

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@saraja87:While I appreciate this information, I think the OP was looking for encouragement and success stories of healthy pregnancies later in life. I was only trying to encourage her that her outlook is not as bleak as some would lead her to believe. I know you’re trying to be educational, but perhaps save it for a more appropriate context….

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