(Closed) I'm 32 and he is almost 34.. when is too old to have a baby

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

My mom was 37 when she had me (and my dad was 39)!  I don’t think you two will be too old at all.  Good luck!

Post # 4
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Gosh I hope not. I’m 38 and hoping to TTC for our first kid next summer!

Post # 5
11351 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@mandanjoe:  You definitely are not too old. 🙂 

Post # 6
6823 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Um no it is not to old, considering I am a first time mom and I had my child at age of 37 and am now 38. We want one more to.  Your chances of certain abnormalities does go up with your age.  Bigger percent of having a downs syndrome after age of 35…

My child is healthy and no issues, he was born 7 weeks early but that can happen anytime and I was a month early myself and my mom was 21 when she had me…

Post # 7
1330 posts
Bumble bee

I am going to go against the norm here and say start trying now. As you have PCOS, it could take longer to conceive. If you need to lose a fair amount of weight, I would start a workout regime and weight loss program asap, and once you lose 10% of your body weight, start trying. Yes, you could be pregnant on your wedding day, or not…but if having children are important to you, why wait to try?

Post # 8
4070 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

My mum was 37 with me, and 39 with my brothers (twins).  We were all only 3 weeks early and all three we’re natural births.

I am sorry to hear you have PCOS. If I were you I’d start trying now.  I have mild PCOS in one of my ovaries and my doctor advised not waiting until I reach my thirties. You may not have a problem, but if you do, why wait six months?  Good luck!

Post # 9
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mandanjoe:  Nope not too old at all. In the past it was normal of women of your age to be having babies, it just was not their first child. Good luck trying to get your POCS under control. And if you want to start to try sooner, why not ask your DH? 

Best of luck!!!


Post # 10
2889 posts
Sugar bee

A freind of mine who just had her first at 32 told me that her doctor advised that the first child should be born by 35 as medical risks increase significantly if you have your first child later in life. 

Post # 12
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

my husband is 40.expecting one month before hes 41.. age is just a number!

Post # 13
1934 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m 31, expecting my first (I’ll be 32 then).  I don’t think you’ll be too old, but I’d start sooner rather than later, if possible.  You never know how long it will take!  As far as age though….I think you’re fine!

Post # 14
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m 34 and pregnant now with my first. I was very fortunate not to have any difficulty getting pregnant, though I did come off birth control and started charting a few months before we started trying. I don’t think 34 is too old, but if you have PCOS, it makes a lot of sense to really start focusing on weight loss, charting, etc. as soon as possible. The book, “Take Charge of Your Fertility,” is super helpful, if you haven’t taken a look at it already.

Sometimes I do worry about being an “older” mom, but both Darling Husband and I are healthy and active, well-educated, financially stable, mature, etc… I think we have a lot to offer a child and will be great parents, despite our age (and to some degree, because of it).

Best of luck!

Post # 15
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You’re only too old to have a baby if you go through menopause. No reason you can’t have kids later in life. 

Post # 16
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

34 is not too old. I’m 35 in a few weeks and having a baby in October. But it took two years due to fertility issues that I most likely didn’t have back in my 20’s. (Didn’t know about these things until I was 33 and started trying) So I would start as soon as possible.

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