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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

Owllady Fri 15-Mar-13 17:11:40

but I really don't think I am normal
I had them at 22, 23 and 29. I 35 and have been married for 15yrs

see not typical!

Shortbutsosweet Fri 15-Mar-13 17:12:03

One and only at 41, pregnancy was fairly good, went on holiday at 14 weeks pregnant to Barbados (had booked pre pregnancy).
Normal delivery in a birth centre.

DukeSilver Fri 15-Mar-13 17:14:40

I was 23 but I know of quite a lot of pregnancies conceived after 40. One of my friends had her youngest at 41 and her next one at 44, another had her youngest at 41 and my granny had 3 children past her 40th birthday.

TheSmallPrint Fri 15-Mar-13 17:15:54

37. My SIL has just had one mid 40s though.

BalloonSlayer Fri 15-Mar-13 17:16:15


Both my maternal great-grandmothers (my Mum's grannies) had babies at 48!

My great Aunt (by marriage) had a surprise pregnancy resulting in a baby at 49. Mind you, it did get into the papers. grin

LittleWhiteWolf Fri 15-Mar-13 17:16:49

I was 26 when I had my youngest (and 23 when I had my first)

mum2bubble Fri 15-Mar-13 17:17:26

Owllady you sound perfectly normal to me - just very fortunate to have met the right person at a nice young age smile

zaphod Fri 15-Mar-13 17:18:10


Bowlersarm Fri 15-Mar-13 17:19:01


Very good friend had her one and only at 45

larry5 Fri 15-Mar-13 17:19:13

I had my dd when I was 40 took 3 months trying to get pregnant. I had two ds
18 and 15 when she was born.

BackforGood Fri 15-Mar-13 17:19:54

37, so not much help to you I'm afraid, but I recently found out one of the girls I was at school with had her first at 46, if that helps ? grin

mum2bubble Fri 15-Mar-13 17:19:59

Wow BalloonSlayer not 1, but 2 super fertile great grannies grin

Awitchwithoutchips Fri 15-Mar-13 17:23:34

Had my last (twins) at 43, naturally conceived. Wine accident!

baskingseals Fri 15-Mar-13 17:26:15

i was 41.

the birth was amazing. honestly. pregnancy not too bad either.

poweredbytoast Fri 15-Mar-13 17:26:20

I had mine at 38, 39 & 40, just before my 41st.

MoodyDidIt Fri 15-Mar-13 17:26:43

26 dc1

29 dc2

and newly PG at 33 with DC3

theres loads and loads of positive stories on here and elsewhere about mums successfully conceiving later then "usual" so good luck and don't stress x

leedy Fri 15-Mar-13 17:28:11


SashaSashays Fri 15-Mar-13 17:30:36

19 was my oldest DC
34 was my youngest DC.

5 DC in total.

36 I became a GRANDMOTHER shock

I didn't ever want to have DC over 35, but I'm 40 now and I'm pretty sure I could easily conceive if DH and I tried it so I'm sure you'll be fine.

lljkk Fri 15-Mar-13 17:30:51

40. Easiest, not that any were truly easy!

Absolutelylost Fri 15-Mar-13 17:31:31

42 when I had my youngest one - she's 5 and a joy! X

BabsAndTheRu Fri 15-Mar-13 17:34:10

36- DS1
38- DS2
40- DD

TraineeBabyCatcher Fri 15-Mar-13 17:40:34

Ahem, 15, he's my one and only.

My mum had my youngest at 40 with no problems.

curiousgeorgie Fri 15-Mar-13 17:43:18

27 for DD, 30 now and expecting DC2...
My mum had e of my brothers at 41 with no problems at all smile

nokidshere Fri 15-Mar-13 17:47:55

I had my first at 39 and my second at 41. Both conceived naturally after 15yrs ttc. Both straightforward pregnancies and births. Good luck

biryani Fri 15-Mar-13 17:50:34

42. But one and only. She was born 11 weeks premature, by emergency C section, after a mainly trouble-free pregnancy. I didn't feel particularly old but I sometimes think I have an old-fashioned attitude to parenting compared to some.

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