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mum2bubble Fri 15-Mar-13 16:48:40

hoping for some encouraging tales of successful pregnancies from the over 40s out there

Phosphene Fri 15-Mar-13 16:50:31

My friend conceived twins naturally when she was 46. They were her first children, she had an amazing pregnancy and although she had a C-section (common with twins in Belgium) the birth was okay too.

Eebahgum Fri 15-Mar-13 16:50:40

34. Sorry - not quite old enough it seems.

TobyLerone Fri 15-Mar-13 16:51:38

23. I'm now 35 and TTC, so getting on a bit grin

Costypop Fri 15-Mar-13 16:51:44

18! The shame! But it's worked out for the best one ds aged 8 now. Though I do want another child before I'm 30

Pagwatch Fri 15-Mar-13 16:52:52

40 - very early 41.

We decided to try for our last child and I became pregnant almost immediately. Easy, straightforward pregnancy. Fast birth. No problems.
She is 10. Best thing I ever did.

mum47 Fri 15-Mar-13 16:53:13

I was 38 (eleven years ago, considered positively ancient) - there seem to be an increasing number of woman having children in their 40's, and all being and going well, more power to them.

Pagwatch Fri 15-Mar-13 16:53:28

Very nearly 41

WestieMamma Fri 15-Mar-13 16:53:49

I will be 41 when this little one arrives in a few weeks.

FriendlyLadybird Fri 15-Mar-13 16:54:34


Six-year gap because we were renovating a house and DH didn't think he wanted another child. He then changed his mind.

Luckily I got pregnant easily, had a great pregnancy and natural birth, all midwife-directed.

Does that count?

BikeRunSki Fri 15-Mar-13 16:55:11

40, but exactly 3 weeks before my 41st birthday.

pixi2 Fri 15-Mar-13 16:57:53

I'm hoping I'm not done yet. I have 2 so far. DH has agreed to another if I can magic a million pounds into our bank or savings account.

Foxeym Fri 15-Mar-13 16:59:21

I'll be 42 when dc3 is born, conceived after 2 months. Already have dd1 14 and dd2 12 :-0

LadyPessaryPam Fri 15-Mar-13 16:59:56


CwtchesAndCuddles Fri 15-Mar-13 17:00:45


MoonHare Fri 15-Mar-13 17:02:06

39, problem free pregnancy, labour and birth.

motherinferior Fri 15-Mar-13 17:03:30

Gave birth to DD2 19 days after my 40th birthday. Took around six months to conceive. Very easy home waterbirth.

mum2bubble Fri 15-Mar-13 17:04:51

Phosphene your answer gives me most hope so far (and fear! twins, oh my)
congrats WestieMamma smile
FriendlyLadybird oh yes, that counts smile

cleofatra Fri 15-Mar-13 17:05:43

First and last at 39

TheElephantIsADaintyBird Fri 15-Mar-13 17:06:07

I was 21 but I know 2 women who are 40+ and having their first babies, they seem to be having healthy pregnancies so far as well.

Mintyy Fri 15-Mar-13 17:06:28

I had my youngest two weeks before my 41st birthday.

lirael Fri 15-Mar-13 17:07:37

42 -and the birth was a walk in the park compared to DS1

Champagnecharleyismyname Fri 15-Mar-13 17:09:01

I was 39, easy pregnancy and birth. She is a 4 year old minx now!

Ashoething Fri 15-Mar-13 17:10:31

33-but I have 2 friends who only started their families in their 40's. 1 now has 2 kids and the other 3 and is still trying for another at 46 so dont give up hope!

MewlingQuim Fri 15-Mar-13 17:11:27

DD was born when I was 39 and I am ttc DC2 so I will be watching this thread!

A friend of mine has just had her third child at 45.

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