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to ask how old you were when you had your youngest child?

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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

weegiemum Sun 17-Mar-13 13:48:07

I was 29, 31 and 32 when I had my children.

Just as well as I was perimenopausal at 35 and fully through the menopause at 40.

Kyrptonite Sun 17-Mar-13 13:43:57

21. Will be 24 when DC3 arrives in September.

rainbow2000 Sun 17-Mar-13 13:42:38

22 on my first and 38 on my last

grimsleeper Sun 17-Mar-13 13:39:15

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gobbledegook1 Sun 17-Mar-13 12:39:59

I was 24.

kilmuir Sun 17-Mar-13 12:07:20

I had 2 after i turned 40. Pregnacies were very good, midwife said i was fitter than some half my age.
Good luck

redwallday Sun 17-Mar-13 12:03:24

I'm 29 and pregnant with my last child. Had DC1 at 25, DC2 at 27 and now due in Oct! This is most definitely my last! Been married for 7 years and together for 15 grin

digerd Sun 17-Mar-13 09:56:39

My GM was 43 when she had my dad, he being her 7th child.
My MIL was 42 which was her 15th child.
I stopped the pill at 39, but failed to get pregnant again, despite fertility pills at 40. < sad face>.
So last and only child was born when I was 20.

tallulah Sun 17-Mar-13 09:44:12

43 grin Two months off my 44th birthday.

CecilyP Sun 17-Mar-13 09:17:52

32, so no help personally, but I do come from a line of older mums as my DM was 42 when I was born and my GMs had their youngest at 40 and 41 respectively. Further back, my GGM had her 7th and 8th children at 44 and 46, the youngest when my GM was already 21. I also had a friend whose mum had had a successful career in nursing before getting married and she managed to produce 4 children when she was between 38 and 44.

ThePortlyPinUp Sat 16-Mar-13 08:25:02

26 with dc4 but pregnancy #6.

anotherbrewplease Sat 16-Mar-13 08:16:43


Mrsaurtherpendragon Sat 16-Mar-13 08:14:55


EvenIfYouSeeAPoppy Sat 16-Mar-13 08:01:56

Had dc1 at 28 and dc2 at 30. I should have had another at 35, but miscarried. Now 36 and ttc.

pleasestoptalking Sat 16-Mar-13 07:59:18


My friend had twins conceived naturally at 43

My grandmother had my uncle at 46...that was a bit of a surprise.

Fightlikeagirl Sat 16-Mar-13 07:58:21

I was 25 and 27 when I had my two DS's.
Married at 25.
All of my close friends thought I was crazy but supported me, it just felt right for me.
Then was diagnosed with cancer at 30 and given treatment which was said would more than likely make me infertile, was offered to delay treatment and have eggs frozen but at that point staying alive for my 2 was more important than any future babies.
Now 33, 2 years clear and looking forward to my friends starting their families now so I can be fun Aunty!

newcastle34 Sat 16-Mar-13 07:46:33

O yes and she wasn't planned. We had previous fertility issues and it was my best pregnancy for all.

williaminajetfighter Sat 16-Mar-13 07:46:09

Am pg now and baby due just after my 44th birthday! 3 miscarriages in the last two years but ttc was no problem and got pregnant easily. This is dc2. Dd1 born at 37.

I do feel ancient though! Good luck OP.

RantyMcRantpants Sat 16-Mar-13 07:44:54

DC1 at 37
DC2 at 41
DC3 at 43

newcastle34 Sat 16-Mar-13 07:41:19


babyboomersrock Sat 16-Mar-13 01:12:43

Had my fourth at 39.

A niece has just had her second at 43. Her first was when she was 41.

lottie63 Sat 16-Mar-13 01:04:54

And a brilliant birth

lottie63 Sat 16-Mar-13 01:03:59


drownangels Sat 16-Mar-13 00:40:03


ThatVikRinA22 Sat 16-Mar-13 00:39:03

you dont want my answer, i was a child bride! but my lovely friend and mummy figure had her boy aged 45.

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