Having a baby after you turn 35 years old? Does age really matter?
Posted 18 December 2008 - 01:37 AM
Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:44 PM
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:27 PM
Posted 19 December 2008 - 12:48 AM
My cousin just had her first baby at age 42. She never married, but wanted a child, so she did invitro and had a healthy baby girl. Another cousin who married at 37 is now 39 may give up soon and adopt instead. You don't know about complications until you try I guess.
However, no sense in having a baby when you don't want it yet, right?
Posted 21 December 2008 - 02:30 AM
| Originally Posted by FoxyBride |
It's not just talk that having a baby over 35 carries more complications than it does for a younger woman. We produce eggs when we start menstruating and we have those same eggs until we go through menopause. The doctors just want you to be aware of the increased risks for complications as you age since, although society is waiting to have babies at a later age, our bodies are not. It is also harder for a woman to conceive at a later age. My mom had children at 23, 32, & 34 and miscarriages at 35 & 37. It's not a scare tactic. It's the doctor's job to make sure you are aware of the increased risks that waiting causes. Not to say that you won't have a healthy baby (I think there was a 60 year old who delivered recently) but you have to take all that into account.
Another thing you can do is freeze your eggs now so that when you start trying, you are using the younger eggs.
Posted 10 February 2009 - 05:03 PM
Wed 9/5/08 at Lake Las Vegas Chapel Fiorenza with yacht cruise reception on the La Contessa and party the next night in VIP section at Club Poetry at Caesars Palace. Stayed at the Ritz at the Lake and checked into the Trump hotel on the strip after our reception.
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:15 AM
I always joked and said if I couldn't get preg with FI by best mate is very fertile and gorgeous and v brainey lmao that went down like a lead balloon lmao
Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:30 PM
Posted 28 February 2009 - 10:45 PM
I'm 37 years old and I've been married for 3 months and 2 weeks. A little part of me is worried that I'm not knocked up yet. However, 37 is pretty far from 44. I know that I'm eating more folic acid and taking my pre-natal vitamins. I exercise 3 days a week and I sleep great. The only stress I have is in my head. Wish me luck, ladies.
Posted 01 March 2009 - 01:07 PM
Now one more question, what do you think about birth control?
I went off BC last year because I thought we would be trying to conceive this year but I think it was Hardy who said that being on BC is better than not?
I may have not read it correctly but regardless I was just wondering what
are your thoughts?
We are still taking other precautions but I'm wondering if maybe I ought to get back on the pill.
Honestly my periods have been hellish since I stopped taking BC!
However, if not being on the pill helps my body to be "baby ready" then I'll just deal with all the menstrual crap!
DiD I make any sense?
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