(Closed) Do any of you feel a difference in your pregnancy in your 30's?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Sorry, I can’t help much with your specific question, but I’m almost 35 and doing just fine with my pregnancy. Of course, I have nothing to compare it to like you would, but really, I don’t see how it can be too different. Only difference I’ve heard is that you have less energy at our age, so you may be more tired, exhausted. And of course they have to monitor your health as well as the baby since you’ll be over 35, but besides that I’m sure you’ll be just fine. 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Never had babies here (yet!) and I’m 36.  I was talking to my sister (who has a lot of friends 30+ having first kids) and she said they didn’t feel any different.  They actually felt that it keeps them “younger.”  One friend is 42 but looks late 20s and she’s having a blast. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Yes.  I had my first child at 24 and my next at 33.  I gained more weight with the second, struggled with swollen ankles/ hands/ lower legs and labor, while easier than some, was a bit more difficult the second time around.  Some of that may be that I’d gotten out of shape between the two, but I definitely felt more pregnant this time, if that makes sense.  My mood for both was optimistic and energetic.  Recovery was more challenging with the second.  He was a 9lb baby, while the first was 6lb 10oz, so I’m sure that had an effect.  I had so much swelling after delivery (in the first week home) that we became concerned and I was told to stay completely off my feet.  Bouncing back has not been as easy.  I lost the first baby weight fairly easily, yet with this one, I’m still holding onto my belly almost three years later!  I know 33 is young, but that’s been my experience with the second time around. 

Continuing to stay physically active and being more careful about what I eat would have made a big difference. 

We’re going to try for baby #3 starting next month~ best of everything to you!

And… it’s wonderful to have an older child who can share the joy of the pregnancy with you, look forward to a new baby, and help out when he/ she gets here.  It’s really neat to see your older child caring for the baby!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Mrs.Jansen:  You are so welcome!  Are you charting?  We might be in the “two week wait” together~ lol  I’ll be 36 when I give birth too and we’re strongly considering a midwife assisted delivery this time around.  Best of luck to you too!  🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Mrs.Jansen:  Same here!  Temping every morning is challenging b/c our almost three year old wakes up at odd times in the am, and I have to temp at 4am to avoid him.  But, it’s working!   

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