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Gulp. Am I pregnant? And Too Old?

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Thekindofwindowsfaceslookinat Sat 14-Jan-17 19:20:45

I know, I know, you don't know if I am, but I"m in a right panic and just want to get some views on one particular point...I've just turned 45, and this will be my fourth baby.

We had sex when I thought I'd finished ovulating, that was just over a week ago. I woke this morning with a really strange, sour taste in my mouth that has lingered all day, along with a slight feeling of sickness (I didn't get MS as a rule with other babies). Eating makes the sicky feeling a bit better,

We both would be shocked but happy about another baby, but I get the feeling I'd be judged as I'm 45 (husband even older!)

Any great, uplifting stories of being pregnant at 45 or older? What about that sour taste in mouth...anyone had that as an early symptom?

I"m testing tomorrow, but might be too early, but I can't think about anything else at the moment.

I"ve name changed for this as I know a few folk on here in real life!

AHedgehogCanNeverBeBuggered Sat 14-Jan-17 19:23:11

POAS. That is all.

The pregnancy boards are that way -->

NavyandWhite Sat 14-Jan-17 19:23:36

Lots of women have babies later on these days, my own mum had me at 44 a long time ago, although apparently there was a huge stigma attached back then.

How old is your youngest?

228agreenend Sat 14-Jan-17 19:25:13

Janet Jackson was 50.

Thekindofwindowsfaceslookinat Sat 14-Jan-17 19:25:43

Youngest is only 4 (we didn't start until quite late...)

Will be PO many, many S.

isthistoonosy Sat 14-Jan-17 19:30:12

I got a metallic taste in my mouth s an early sympton

Holz657 Sat 14-Jan-17 19:31:57

Not sure, but I got a weird taste in my mouth a couple of days before I got hit with tonsillitis?? I felt sick aswell but no sore throat until days later. Just a thought smile x

JessieMcJessie Sat 14-Jan-17 19:33:10

My son (first baby) was born 2 days after my 43rd birthday. I probably won't have another but would not care what people thought if by some miracle it did happen. Whose judgment are you afraid of? Strangers in the street or at the school gates won't have a clue how old you are, people's appearance varies so much between 30 and 50. Family can just suck it up, and friends who judge are not friends. Good luck, hope you get the result you want.

TwitterQueen1 Sat 14-Jan-17 19:33:20

Judged? really? Tbh, I don't care how old you are. And neither should anyone else. I hope you get the result you want. Patricia Hodge is a lovely, lovely person and a brilliant actress. She had children at a 'later' age - which is a totally irrelevant fact.

wink flowers

NavyandWhite Sat 14-Jan-17 19:33:35

Ah so you've got a little person already. I wasn't sure if your youngest was 18 or something as that would have been different.

Good luck OP.

londonrach Sat 14-Jan-17 19:34:05

Acid taste in mouth first symptom... hope result is what you want x

Thekindofwindowsfaceslookinat Sat 14-Jan-17 19:35:54

Argh...!!! The lovely flowers and people being so nice has made me well up, and I never cry!

seeing signs everywhere

Thanks everyone.

hesterton Sat 14-Jan-17 19:36:31

It's more likely to be linked to perimenopause but you never know until you've poas!

ShowMePotatoSalad Sat 14-Jan-17 19:36:34

Hedgehog that's a bit rude.

Misselthwaite Sat 14-Jan-17 19:36:37

My daughters best friend has just turned 5 and mum is about to turn 52. I would never have known until she told me she was that old. So yes it can work out fine. POAS!

IpDipCatnip Sat 14-Jan-17 19:38:43

No you are not too old! My mum had me at 35 and my sister at 45, no issue!

hungryhippo90 Sat 14-Jan-17 19:40:01

If you'd be happy, then who is anyone to judge??
Awaiting an update!!! flowers

TwitterQueen1 Sat 14-Jan-17 19:41:14

Also, if your body is pregnant - then clearly you are not too old! (or else you wouldn't be pregnant..)

Don''t mean to be flip, but hey, roll with the punches. I would love to have had a 'late' baby (and my last was when I was 40).

monkeysox Sat 14-Jan-17 19:41:15

Would be a surprise but a nice one flowers

Crunchymum Sat 14-Jan-17 19:42:26

Sorry to be the voice of doom but if you finished ovulating just over a week ago, wouldn't it be too early for symptoms?

When would your period be due?

Bloopbleep Sat 14-Jan-17 19:42:29

There are threads for women ttc over 40 and for women pregnant over 40 where you'll find you're not strange at all. I'm 41 and pregnant and to hell with anyone saying I'm too old!

Serin Sat 14-Jan-17 19:50:29

My close friend had a baby at 47 (her others are 21 and 19!!).

She says she has enjoyed having more time with this baby as they are financially secure now and she has given up her career.

Namechangeemergency Sat 14-Jan-17 19:51:00

I had DC5 when I was 43 so a bit younger than you.
It was fine. Great pregnancy, easy birth.

hesterton has already mentioned that it could be a perimenopausal symptom though so bear that in mind.

I get a lot of pregnancy type symptoms now I am nearly 50. Nausea, cramps, tiredness and all kinds of weirdness.

I hope you get the result you want!

Thekindofwindowsfaceslookinat Sat 14-Jan-17 19:52:48

My period has been a bit unreliable of late - I used to have a super short cycle, but the last two have been longer, so difficult to read that one Crunchy. I did think think my cycle changing might be peri-menopausal to be honest.

I will look at the pregnancy boards and will refrain from updating with every symptom possibly, but wanted a wider cross section and a bit of traffic for my immediate panic grin.

Incredibly, my overriding worry at the moment is telling my mum (she worries). How pathetic is that?

ALemonyPea Sat 14-Jan-17 19:54:50

Do you have any tests in the house, or can you pop out to get one?

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