(Closed) Giving birth in your 30s – body?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d like to know too. Ugh.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ll be 38 (IF) when I give birth to my first. All my friends in their 20s w/kids tell me that their babies changed their bodies…I always joke that at least they have someone to blame….I can only blame myself! 😉

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

My sister gave birth at 36 with her first and she bounced back really quickly. She however exercised regularly and didn’t gain too much weight which I think is the key. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

I think this depends on the individual more than your age, honestly. I mean, sure it’s true that our bodies change as we age and are potentially less resilient. But every person is different and it’s going to depend on you more than a general age category.

And I say this as a woman who is 35 and about to give birth. So I promise, I’m not being flip. 😉

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@beachbride1216:  I wonder if I can get that NOW!

@Mrs. Lox:  I agree…I think if you have a kid when you would normally have a change in your body (mine was around 27 when my metabolism slowed WAY down) then you might think it was the pregnancy. I’ve known a few women that gave birth OVER 35 and they said it didn’t change their bodies at all…normal aging/hormones/etc. is what changed it. Stupid hormones!

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

My cousin’s wfie waited until she was 30 before getting pregnant.  Her theory was that she wanted to enjoy her 20s body and since she didn’t think her 30s body would be anything to write home about, it wouldn’t matter if it got destroyed by a pregnancy.

I wanted to get it over with in my mid-20s but life happened and here I am turning 30 and still waiting to TTC.  I will say that I have a much better body image now than I ever did in my teens and 20s so I am more likely to handle changes to my physique better in my 30s due to that confidence.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@beachbride1216:  My cousin’s wfie waited until she was 30 before getting pregnant.  Her theory was that she wanted to enjoy her 20s body and since she didn’t think her 30s body would be anything to write home about, it wouldn’t matter if it got destroyed by a pregnancy.

Now that is funny!!!! I was always the same size (4-6) until 27…the metabolism slowed down and I was up to a size 10. My heaviest I was pushing a size 14 but I was doing fertility treatments and gained 25 lbs. in 5 months…NOT FUN!

I’ve been a size 8 now since I was 33 so for 4 years and I’m much happier w/my body overall than when I was younger.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@texasbee:  THIS IS SO TRUE!

I have so many friends that say their hair type, skin issues, metabolism, weight types, or any other body issues in general were a result of them having their children.

I am 30 now – with 0 kids and I have had a drastic change in my skin type, my hair is no longer wavy anymore, my eyes have even gone from brown to hazel. Ny nails have changes and even my metabolism is off. Obvi not from having kids…

I laugh when they say this anymore but usually keep it to myself – its not the kids doing this to you – just plain old life!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yeah another vote for “life” – I am small, but I gained some hippage in mid to late 20s and some weight.  (Hard to date it exacty, I first noticed when I tried to wear an old suit and it didn’t fit, but gained some more weight after.)  Used to be 5’2 and 105 in college, was 115 in law school (25-28) and now I’m 120-125 (33).

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I gave birth at age of 38 and honestly my body hasnt changed with my body before giving birth. I am the same size as pre pregancy…

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My SIL had my niece at 36. She gained almost 40 pounds, but was back at a size 2 (she’s 5’4) within about 4-6 months without doing anything extreme or crazy.

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