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twinkledag Sun 10-Dec-17 19:20:28

I’m 39 next month. Would love another child but need IVF. Send me your stories to give me hope that I’m not too old and it will work!


MortalEnemy Sun 10-Dec-17 19:23:01

A couple of months short of 40. Also my first child.

BikeRunSki Sun 10-Dec-17 19:23:38

40, three weeks before I was 41.

yomellamoHelly Sun 10-Dec-17 19:24:14


NC4now Sun 10-Dec-17 19:24:57

I was 29 so I don’t think I’m your target audience. I’m 40 now though, and my friends are still having babies.

Growingboys Sun 10-Dec-17 19:25:40

Friend of mine had number 3 at 45!

JennyOnAPlate Sun 10-Dec-17 19:26:23

I had my second and last at 29. I know plenty of women who’ve had a baby in their early to mid forties though!

MortalEnemy Sun 10-Dec-17 19:27:12

Oh, and I should add that at just shy of 40, I was the third youngest in my NCT group.

EmbroideredCloths Sun 10-Dec-17 19:28:24

Just had my 3rd one 4 days ago. I'm 39.

RadioGaGoo Sun 10-Dec-17 19:28:51

I've just had my first at 37. I'm worried it will be difficult to have a second one at around the age of 39/40.

Usernom1234567890 Sun 10-Dec-17 19:29:04


Baaaaaaaaaaaa Sun 10-Dec-17 19:30:06

40 + 2 days - Best. Present. Ever.

chiaseeddisapointmentagain Sun 10-Dec-17 19:32:13

First and last 24. I wouldn't want to be any older.

nic14271213 Sun 10-Dec-17 19:32:55

I had 3 by 23 then the last at28 grin

formerbabe Sun 10-Dec-17 19:34:01

First and last 24. I wouldn't want to be any older

Very odd statement.

May50 Sun 10-Dec-17 19:34:44

I had my 3rd (and last) at age 42.

Queenofthedrivensnow Sun 10-Dec-17 19:36:01

I 'ad my last at 33. I would have another

Kenworthington Sun 10-Dec-17 19:37:43


Mamadothehump Sun 10-Dec-17 19:38:39

3rd and last @ 29

jarhead123 Sun 10-Dec-17 19:39:39


IHATEPeppaPig Sun 10-Dec-17 19:39:42

@chiaseeddisapointmentagain how is that anyway helpful to the OP?

Steeley113 Sun 10-Dec-17 19:41:11

I’ll be scraping in my last 1 at 27 (due 2 weeks before my birthday!)

honeylulu Sun 10-Dec-17 19:41:22

40 (well 39 but I was 40 less than two weeks later). We'd been trying for five years - I'd had our first at 30 - and we were literally about to start ivf. I had the prescription and everything. I found out I was pregnant naturally. I thought this only happened to people on tv but apparently it's very common. Good luck!

chiaseeddisapointmentagain Sun 10-Dec-17 19:43:14

It wasn't meant to helpful neither unhelpful. It was merely the age I had my child and the fact that I wouldn't want to have had one any older. What is the issue with that?

lizabes Sun 10-Dec-17 19:45:01

I had my last (definitely this time) 6 months ago at 33 but most of my friends of around the same age are just starting to or thinking about starting to have kids.

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