Post # 1
I am marrying the love of my life in a few months and we’re so excited about starting a family. We both have kids from previous relationships, and are so ready for our phase 2 babies. LOL.
Unfortunately we are in our late thirties. Being older and wiser is awesome in making our marriage work, but not so much when it comes to having kids physically. All the magazines and even my dr suggested we get started right away because there was such a small window.
Any moms out there get preggers after 35? Tell me your story, show me your pics. The media has given me the bad news, I’m hoping to hear some good news!
Post # 3
My story has been a long one. My husband and I got married when I was 34 (he was 28), and started trying just before my 35th birthday. I’ve been pregnant 7 times and miscarried 6 of those times (very early in each case). I’m currently nearing 9 weeks into my 7th pregnancy and believe that this time I’ll get my take home baby. I’ll be nearly 39 when the baby is born.
I never thought I’d have kids after 25, then I though sure I’d be done by 36. Here I am at 38, pregnant and believing that this is my miracle, my take home baby. Don’t let my story scare you. My body doesn’t seem to do anything the “normal” way and I’m constantly flabbergasting most drs. Many ladies I know that are my age have had no issues getting pregnant and carrying successfully to term.
What pics are you looking for?
Post # 4
I got pregnant at age 37 and had my little boy 7 weeks early. Though honestly it had nothing to do with my age for going early. My mom had me at age 22 and I was a month early myself.
My pregnancy was an easy one, no morning sickness. Only thing that really happened was few weeks prior to going early I did fall on my belly but we went to the hospital and nothing was wrong.
My little boy is now 2 and we are trying for baby #2 and I am 40 now.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We are contemplating TTC and I’m almost 34. If we do, I’ll probably be closer to 35 before we start TTC. We already know we will require significant medical intervention that has nothing to do with age. For me, age is a number. I feel so much better suited to parenthood now that I did when I birthed DS at 18. Yes, that may have been a better time physically speaking. But now is a much better time emotionally, mentally, and financially speaking.
Post # 6
@BrideofGroomzilla: I was pregnant for the first time at 39. We did not have difficulty conceiving, my pregnancy was easy and we currently have a happy, healthy 2 month old :). We are considering having one more at 40. I have a few other friends and family members over 35 who also had easy pregnancies and most importantly healthy babies.
Post # 7
I just got married this past summer and I am 36 , my husband is 37. Neither of us have any children and this is our first marriage. We just went on our honeymoon for 3 weeks October-November and in the thrill of the moment just decided to try. Well it took the first time and I am almost 10 weeks pregnant. We are so thrilled, but extremely caustious knowing my age and the risks of miscarriage. Just can’t wait for our 2nd doctors appointment next week to confirm how things are going.
I think because you have been able to have children in the past, that it should be easy for you to conceive in your late 30’s. Wishing you much luck!
Post # 8
My mom had me at almost 41. She did miscarry twins before me. But she got sick RIGHT after she conceived and was on antibiotics
Post # 9
I’m 35, and pregnant with #4. I had my kids at 25, 26, and 28. I miscarried one at 8 weeks at age 34.
Post # 10
My husband and I got married when I was 34. It took us about 8 months to get our BFP, and now we’re 25 weeks! You get the awful diagnosis of “Advanced Maternal Age” but it comes with some decent perks as well as risks. Because you’re at a higher risk for some genetic issues and other things, genetic testing is covered by insurance (materni21, verify, harmony, etc.) for most AMAs. You also get an ultrasound every 4 weeks instead of every 10 or 12 like those young mamas 🙂
Post # 11
My mom had me at 36 with absolutely no complications! My aunt also had her two boys in her late thirties early forties, they were both accidents so they weren’t even trying!
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Post # 13
My mom had me when she was 38 and had my brother when she was 43. She had a couple miscarriages between the two pregnancies but I don’t think that necessarily had anything to do with her age.
Post # 14
My mom was 36 when she had me and 40 when she had my sister. We both turned out fine. She did have a miscarriage in between us.
I don’t think that it’s necessarily difficult for everyone to get pregnant after 35, but the risk of birth defects goes up.
Post # 15
I’m 35 with no kids yet, so I’m in a similar situation. We’re hoping to TTC next year.
Post # 16
I’m one of those late in life, phase 2 babies!! My mom was 41 when she had me, and 44 when she had my younger brother. She had 3 kids from her early 20’s. We were both to term, we had some allergies, we were small, about 5lbs each, but her other kids were all 9lbs. My mom had no problem getting preg. Good Luck!