(Closed) Ticking Clock

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 17
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4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m 29 and we just started TTC.

Post # 18
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5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Fertility does start to decline in late 20’s early 30’s, not the mid-30’s. But it is a much slighter decline until the mid-30’s.

Post # 19
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1695 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m 29 and pregnant with my first!  I got off the pill and within in a month I was pregnant.  Still plenty fertile at 29!!  🙂  Try not to worry so much.  Of course the fear crossed my mind as well, but I think you’ll be just fine.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If you are actually worried talk to your doctor who will absolutely, without a doubt tell you that there is no way that 29 is too old to conceive.  I am 34 (almost 35) and got pregnant the first month ttc.  When I asked my doctor last year about us ttc this year, and if I would have any issues, he said barring any unknown fertility issues (ie ones that are unrelated to age), he was completely unconcerned about my ability to get pregnant and have a baby at 34-35 years old.  It is EXTREMELY common. 

Now that being said, what I seem to gleen from your posts is more that you are worried about 29 being SOCIALLY too old to have a baby because your circle of friends is having kids now.  That is totally dependent upon where you live and who you associate with.  I grew up in NY and all my friends waited until mid-30s to ttc.  In Texas, where I live now, all my friends here had kids in there mid-20s. 

It is a normal feeling, biologically speaking to feel some inclination towards having kids at your age, and there is a lot of societal pressure on women in both directions (wait, try to have it all etc, and then also, have kids young tick tock etc.)  but you just need to know the facts (your 30s are still very fertile and your 40s are less so but still possible) and do what is right for you and your husband. 

Sorry for the book I just wrote.  🙂

Post # 21
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975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Don’t panick. I’m 34 and pregnant with my first after trying to conceive for only 2 months.

Post # 22
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1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Of course not! I got pregnant at 29. Relax.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Haha, at first I was like, is she from the south?? All my HS “friends” have children that are almost 8 years old! I’m 30 and will be 31 when my first child is born in October. You definitely have time to conceive for a few more years (barring any medical issues). We were successful on our first try (at 30)!

As PP mentioned, you can always ask your doctor at your next physical. I had asked mine this same question a few years ago, and she said, “Don’t ask me that quesion – whenever someone does, the next thing I know, they are pregnant!” lol

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