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Am i going to be too old to concieve?

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user1471518328 Thu 18-Aug-16 15:32:34

I know some of you maY think i am completley mental but this worries me so much im 27, almost 28 and split up with my long term partner 6 months ago. I am really struggling to get over the relationship but im so worried that by the time i am ready to meet someone and settle down ill be too old to concieve. I know it sounds daft but are my chances going to run out. I feel so lost and scared.

Missgraeme Thu 18-Aug-16 15:33:53

I had a healthy baby at 43. Conceived after only 3 months ttc. U have plenty of time!

user1471518328 Thu 18-Aug-16 15:43:22

Thanks. Im just so scared because i know everyone is different and i would be so gutted if i never got to have babies.

physicskate Thu 18-Aug-16 16:40:26

I had that same feeling when I broke up with a long term boyfriend when I was 26. I think it is something that women do need to at least have at the back of the mind... it's a problem that most men will never face!! GRR.

Crystal15 Thu 18-Aug-16 17:29:59

Not at all. I split up with my ex at 25 and now I'm nearly 30 and just got a bfp today with my now DH. You have a good 10 years before you even need to start worrying over your biological clock. flowers

abbinobb Fri 19-Aug-16 06:24:31

I think 35 is when fertility starts to decline by quite a bit (decline, not dissappear! ) that's over 7 years away, you have ages

Bonnylassie Fri 19-Aug-16 06:36:41

I had my first when I was 34 and my second when I was 36. I was with my dp, now husband since I was 25 and we only started trying when I was 33, to busy concentrating on our careers! Two friends had their babies in their 40's, one is due to have her third soon and she's 45 ish.

BikeRunSki Fri 19-Aug-16 06:42:28

^ I know everyone is different^

Everyone is different, so the experience of people on here won't be specific to what might be true for you. For what it is worth, I had DD 3 weeks before my 41st birthday. On the other hand, my SiL and DB tried for 3 years to conceive at a similar age, and didn't.

Good luck to you. At 27 you still have plenty of time.

CoffeeAndTea Sat 20-Aug-16 14:47:46

I was separated at 27, divorced at 28 and didn't meet my partner until I was 31. Now I'm 33 we are engaged and trying for a baby before we set a date smile
I'm healthy and I'm fertile, by no means "too old". I've friends a few years older who are trying for their first baby too and I work with lots of ladies who have had babies between 35 and 45.

You've absolutely nothing to worry about, but I can 100% relate to how you are feeling as I felt exactly the same when my long term relationship ended.

bonzo77 Sat 20-Aug-16 15:06:29

Spent my 20's in a shit relationship, single at 30, married at 31. First baby at 32, second at 35, third at 37 (3 weeks off 38). First conceived first month of trying. Others took 12-18 months of trying that's within normal for the age, and I suspect due to adhesions from caesareans.

Vanillaradio Sat 20-Aug-16 16:32:52

Everyone is different and ultimately you won't know till you try but I could give you loads of examples of people who had babies in their 30s and 40s (including me at 37). The fertility dropping off at 35 thing is a generality. You have loads and loads of time.

LaraG13 Sat 20-Aug-16 18:33:38

I'm pregnant with my first at 34. My sister had her first at 38. Both had no problems at all. The thing about fertility declining at 35 isn't really true in the sense that there's no line in the sand. There's a gradual decline but most women are fertile through their 30s and many into their 40s. So absolutely nothing to worry about! Focus on grieving the relationship and and moving on and getting happy. 💐

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