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Too old to have another baby????

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uvyowmami Thu 30-Jul-09 21:56:34

At 38 I would love baby number 4, but admittedly dont have the energy I once did....I dont want to regret leaving it, as time is ticking on....are there other mums out there in a similar predicament

cece Thu 30-Jul-09 22:00:58

I have just had DC3 at the age of 42. I think 38 is young!

QuietlyTTC Fri 31-Jul-09 08:09:50

go for it

Sunshine15 Fri 31-Jul-09 08:53:01

Go for it definitely! Im 38 and trying for No.2

ReneRusso Fri 31-Jul-09 08:53:13

Just got pg with #3 at age 38. It's not that ancient really, you will bring poise and maturity instead of boundless energy. Is your dh / dp keen though? You will need his 100% support.

Pinner35 Fri 31-Jul-09 12:04:44

I'm 38 and we're just going to start trying for a second baby......go for it!

AddictedtoCrunchies Fri 31-Jul-09 15:36:35

I'm almost 39 and want to ttc within the next few months. The way I see it is that you have more life experience. Good luck!

babyboom1979 Sat 01-Aug-09 11:47:59

Absolutely 100% go for it!

KiwiKat Sat 01-Aug-09 12:05:51

There are a couple of threads on here for women 40+ who are either having babies, or trying - you're a spring chicken!

uvyowmami Mon 03-Aug-09 15:36:11

Thanks for all the messages of support - its reassuring to have other mums say "yes its ok, go for it if you want". My husband is keen if I am, hes willing to do his bit, but knows ultimately its me doing the hard work, prior to and after the birth....I worry about whether my husbands job will stay secure, and god alone knows how our house will accommodate another little one and all the luggage that comes with it....I do know however, that no one would ever have a baby if they waited til they were entirely secure, and that all a baby really needs is the basics, love, warmth, food etc and that a fancy nursery doesnt matter....I really am going to have to lose a stone in weight first, though, then its heartburn, gaviscon, hearburn all the way!!!!!LOL

Davidsmom Mon 03-Aug-09 16:33:52


I had my DS (DC1) at 38 and DD at 39 and now have a 2.2 yr old and an almost 6 month old. Pretty knackered but DD didnt seem like such a shock to the system for some reason. Think I was more confident so after 3 4 shouldnt be much of a change wink

Go for it you can catch up on sleep later!

catsmother Mon 03-Aug-09 17:25:19

I had my daughter when I was a month shy of 39 (and am trying for another at 44, though I have had 2 m/cs in the process) and I honestly didn't feel any different to when I had my son at 25. I'm probably fitter now TBH.

Hagg Thu 20-Aug-09 00:50:38

Of course it's up to you and age doesn't have to stop you but why not adopt one that doesn't have warmth, food, love?

jabberwocky Thu 20-Aug-09 01:25:15

I had my first at 38 and second at 41!

go for it

waferthin Fri 21-Aug-09 19:10:44

I had first at 41, second at 44, so I don't know what it's like to be a younger mum with loads of energy! Yes I do feel more tired second time around, but this is probably more due to the demands of a 3 year old as well as a newborn rather than because of my age. Best of luck!

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