Post # 17
I’m not yet in my 30s, but my mom had me when she was 33, and had my sisters when she was 40. (Though I think they were unexpected, both in their appearance and the fact that they were twins).
My parents are definitely older than others, though they did a great job, and I think the 3 of us turned out pretty well. 🙂
Post # 18
My SIL had her kids at 36 and 38. (They are 3 & 1 right now) She conceived rather quickly and had easy pregnancies.
Post # 19
Pregnant first time & it was a surprise at 37!
Post # 20
My mom had me when she was 34 and my sister when she was 37.
Post # 21
I’m 33 and 10 weeks pregnant with my first. We didn’t have any problems TTC, but I think it has to do with genetics as well. You aren’t high risk until age 35. My mom had me at ager 35 so I always knew that I would be able to have kids later in life. 33 is not old by any means and now its more common to have kids later.
Post # 22
Granted, I’m 31, but I’m pregnant and will have another baby when I’m 33 so we can have 2 years difference.
Post # 23
My mom had me at 40 and my brother at 43. I don’t know if it’s genetics or not my grandmother had problems conceiving as am i.
Post # 24
I had a baby at 38. He was conceived when I was on the pill. I missed several in a row but figured I’d not get pregnant due to my age and the fact that I’d been on the pill for a long time. I assumed wrong!!
The pregnancy was no different that the one I had at 28. Both went without complication and ended with healthy babies. My doctors did suggest more testing because of my age, but that was really the only difference.
Post # 25
Pregnant at 35. We conceived right off the bat last August and miscarried, but here we are again, a few months later and knocked up again! My friends are all 35+ too and none of us have had trouble getting pregnant, but it’s different for everyone. My sister-in-law had trouble getting pregnant in her 20s so you never know.
The best time to get pregnant is when it’s truly the best time for you, not when society or the media tells you it is. Such a big deal is made of older moms, and yes, I recognize that there are more risks, but really, it’s better to live your life and make the best decisions for you.
Post # 26
me! I’m 33 and due in March. I had zero problems getting pregnant-wasn’t even trying. lol.
Post # 27
I am in the same boat in terms of putting over babies to finish school. I am 31 and will graduate this June.
I am not pregnant yet, just starting trying this month…but if I get pregnant soon, I will let you know
I TOTALLY know that it’s a little stressful to put it off for things like work or school because you worry “what if I waited and then when I am ready it doesn’t happen?”
But as many people above me show….LOTS of women get pregnant in thier 30’s. It’s really common for us to wait longer than our mom’s and grandmom’s did.
ALSO, just remember that they don’t start saying that you are “older” until you are 35…..so 33 sounds just great to me! 🙂
Post # 28
My mom had me at 30. Had a miscarriage at 35. Had my brother at 37. Both of us are perfectly healthy adults. Her miscarriage was a surprise. She was at her brother’s wedding and she started bleeding a lot. She said she wasn’t stressed or dancing. (But ya neva can trust pregnant wimin! )
Post # 29
Conceived first @ 38 and delivered @ age 39 last week. (DH is 31- and is likely going to start a primarily online masters program so he’ll have to juggle both baby and school). I have friends who have given healthy births around the same age. Other friends discovered infertility in early 30’s and some later than that. I suggest not judging timing by the fertility clock as much as your readiness/maturity/stability clock. DH and I were fine to adopt or foster or not even have 1 so we waited until the time was right according to other measures–late by society and OB standards though. Perfect for us, though.
*By the way, since you are regular, you could easily track your temps and other stats on FertilityFriend.com to keep an eye on your ovulation cycles just to reassure yourself of your ongoing fertility in the meantime.
Post # 30
Hey, we’re age & birth month twins!
Also 33 & due with first kid in March…if all goes well & we are still in a stable financial situation (no plans NOT to be) we’re planning to try for our 2nd around when this Kid turns 2, which would make us both 35/36.
Haven’t had a single complication, yet (not even morning sickness or swelling). Only minor signs to be careful came up in the last doc appt: slightly higher than MY normal (which is generally well below the cap) blood pressure & the fact that I’ve already gained 44 lbs. But doc is totally not concerned about the weight gain, at all – hasn’t even mentioned it – only my personal freak out since I know more gain is to come in the last two months – & doc has very little concern about the higher than MY normal blood pressure since it’s still within “normal”.
ETA: also got pregnant on very first “try”.
Post # 31
We’ll be right about this age, depending on date of conception. I’m ok with it, as long as the doctor gives the thumbs up. People are living longer these days, and as long as the kid is healthy, then I’m happy.