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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

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Thu 10-Jul-14 23:39:19

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

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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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