AIBU to think that 35 is too old...

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teeththief Thu 10-Jul-14 23:38:09

...have another baby?

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Thu 10-Jul-14 23:39:16

If you are thinking for yourself then YANBU however if you are thinking for others yabu

Yes yabu
Unless it's you you're talking about and you feel too old

Only1scoop Thu 10-Jul-14 23:39:24

I had my dd at 37. Wish I'd have started a family slightly earlier. 35 is not even considered old mum these days.

milkysmum Thu 10-Jul-14 23:41:59

Gosh no I dont think so- I know plenty of women having children in mid to late 30's

Midori1999 Thu 10-Jul-14 23:42:09

I don't think it is. I've had two babies since 35. If you think it's too old for you though, that's fine, don't have any after that.

WadingThroughCustard Thu 10-Jul-14 23:43:27

I personally think its too old........for me.

But for others its up to them.

ThatBloodyWoman Thu 10-Jul-14 23:44:54

Plenty of us have had babies (even first babies) at 35+.

DrewsWife Thu 10-Jul-14 23:45:22

I had one at18 I'm now 37 and expecting one. 35 is young

SaVred Thu 10-Jul-14 23:45:35

ha ha


so glad my 20s were child free, I know people that had children in their 20s don't know what they missed though.

FavaBeanPyramidScheme Thu 10-Jul-14 23:45:51

I hope not, I'm 34 and want another 3! Bring on the triplets?

HauntedNoddyCar Thu 10-Jul-14 23:46:08

Yabu. Hadn't had my first at 35.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 10-Jul-14 23:47:01

For yourself or for others?

peppercold Thu 10-Jul-14 23:47:16

First at 26, second at 35 currently 25 weeks with my third at41! So Yabu.

ouryve Thu 10-Jul-14 23:47:26


I only had my first at 34. My second, at 36, was easier, if anything.

myusernameis Thu 10-Jul-14 23:47:34

My partner is 36 and I'm pregnant with our first.. I don't think he's too old. Yabu.

Eminybob Thu 10-Jul-14 23:47:41

I hope not, I'm 34 and expecting my first. I plan to have another. I may be <gasp> nearly 40 by then!

teeththief Thu 10-Jul-14 23:48:15

Thank you all! Will show this to DH tomorrow. I have DS (9) and DD(7). DD is so desperate for a younger sibling and I really want another one too. My parents had 6 children before they were 30 which is making me think 35 is old I guess

StackALee Thu 10-Jul-14 23:48:29


Tangerinefairy Thu 10-Jul-14 23:48:33

Yabu. I felt perfectly young and able enough at 35 to have my 2nd. Unfortunately it didn't happen but I didn't feel old at all. I definitely do now in my mid 40s but know others who are mums of young babies at 40 plus.

TaytoCrisp Thu 10-Jul-14 23:48:59

Why is it too old?

Yanbu in relation to to yourself, but yabvu if you think the same for others.

teeththief Thu 10-Jul-14 23:49:47

I explained in my last pos taytocrisp

RedSoloCup Thu 10-Jul-14 23:51:07

Well I'm 37 and do feel a bit old for another, have 8yo, 7yo and 3yo but to be fair if we could afford another (bigger house being main thing holding us back) I would probably have another anyway :-)...

ShadyLadyT Thu 10-Jul-14 23:51:23

Ha! Had first one at 36. Second one at 38. Am currently heavily pregnant with third, at 42. Stopping now, but je ne regrette rien! Or that's to say: I do slightly wish I had been a bit younger but I haven't felt "too old" with any of my pregnancies.

TaytoCrisp Thu 10-Jul-14 23:51:40

I'm 40 and 28 weeks pregnant... My DH is very excited, it's not so bad! (had dd1 aged 36).

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