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Old 08-22-2012, 07:20 AM   #1
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How old is too old to have a baby?

Just wondering what others think is too old to get pregnant and have a baby.

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Old 08-22-2012, 07:29 AM   #2
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Re: How old is too old to have a baby?

I don't really think there is an age limit. I've seen moms of all ages be wonderful parents and have healthy pregnancies.
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I think when one gets to be ready for menapause. Just knowing the obstacles for me would make me stop 4 sure &" disabilities" that can b from older women pregnant. But that's me personally although u feel as young as u feel so who knows... kids make u feel younger ok but I would think on adopting older I got.
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Never too old! I have a dear friend who lost her son and is now having a baby in her late 40's.
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I will be 39 in October. I don't feel old lol. My oldest would be 22 and my youngest just turned 2. I didn't even question it when I was 36, not sure why 2 years is making me freak out.
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I am 41 and pregnant right now
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I am 41 and pregnant right now
How do you feel? I am wanting another but people seem to act like I am over the hill but I don't feel that way lol
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Re: How old is too old to have a baby?

I know parents of all ages, and some of the best parents are "older"
I would at least try for another......you may forever regret it if you don't. And while risks do increase as we age, there are never any guarantees with pregnancies at ANY age. And if you really look at the numbers, odds are still very good to have a healthy, normal pregnancy and baby even in your mid 40s. Take DS, for example. The chance of DS at age 45 sounds much higher (1 in 30), but when you think about it, a 45 year old still has almost a 97% chance of having a baby without DS. A 40 year old has even better odds.
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How do you feel? I am wanting another but people seem to act like I am over the hill but I don't feel that way lol
I feel great (tired of course but I also have a toddler lol). Since I had my first at 38 I can't really compare to what it's like to have a baby at a younger age.

I see a MW and am hoping for a water birth at out local birth center! 10 weeks to go!
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