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patsy8 Thu 16-Dec-10 20:46:05

Is 40 years old to old to have a baby? I already have 3 children to my ex. My new boyfriend doesn't have any children..... He would like one but has accepted it if I don't want anymore ..

stinkypinky Thu 16-Dec-10 20:53:19

Not at all - had my second the day before my 41st. Fitness is more of a factor, plus if it is your first, but you have had 3 already. There is a thread for over 40s trying to conceive, and you would be considered a spring chicken.

stinkypinky Thu 16-Dec-10 20:54:02

And I am mega unfit grin

LunaticFringe Thu 16-Dec-10 20:58:08

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patsy8 Thu 16-Dec-10 21:02:36

how do I find the oer 40's thread on here please

MaudOHara Thu 16-Dec-10 21:05:04

Course not

stinkypinky Thu 16-Dec-10 21:06:26

Cannot do links, but go to topics, click on conception, and it is called Fabulous Feisty Forty somethings, about 10 down.

DuelingFanio Thu 16-Dec-10 21:06:52

Hope not. I am 40 and about to have my first.

pagwatch Thu 16-Dec-10 21:08:17

I had my third dc at 40. I think it was harder on my body than the first two but I found the early weeks/ months easier. And i am a better parent to dd than I was to my two boys at the same ages.

LunaticFringe Thu 16-Dec-10 21:08:35

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RJRabbit Thu 16-Dec-10 21:47:33

I'm 41 and 17 weeks pregnant (it is harder though)

RockinRobinBird Thu 16-Dec-10 21:48:50

I bloody hope not. I'll be 39 and 11 months when this one arrives and I was thinking of trying to squeeze another one out after that...

RantyMcRantpants Thu 16-Dec-10 21:50:05

I was 40 when I had my second and 43 when I had my 3rd. So definatly not to old.

OnEdge Thu 16-Dec-10 21:51:17

Its fab - do it !

BPrincess Thu 16-Dec-10 22:01:02

Snap RJ Rabbit I am 41 and 17 weeks, and this is my first.

I am certainly not fit, and overweight (BMI of 31 when I conceived) but so far all good. Fingers crossed.

Off to find the 40s thread!

PurpleKate Thu 16-Dec-10 22:02:04

I had my DD at 40 (DS at 23), it's great. Much easier birth, much more relaxed parent too.

However you should be aware that your fertility does reduce the older you get - for me it was more difficult to get pregnant and I did have a number of miscarriages both before and after DD.

Having said that, I love being an older mum, I'm so much better at it, and DD is a joy.

cece Thu 16-Dec-10 22:02:23

I had DC 3 at the age of 42. So no 40 is young enough...

shangrila Thu 16-Dec-10 22:30:21

Certainly not! I had my last baby this year at 45. 40 is young in my book.

Chynah Thu 16-Dec-10 22:30:41

I had my first at 39 and my second at 40. Not to old at all.

hester Thu 16-Dec-10 22:36:21

I had my first at 41. Second child was born when I was 45 (though not to me).

Good luck whatever you decide to do.

Stangirl Fri 17-Dec-10 08:33:16

Had DD at 41 this year and am now 10weeks wit DC2.

bonnymiffy Fri 17-Dec-10 09:07:57

I'm 42 and 16 weeks with number 1. No idea if it's harder or not as I've never done it before! I wish you all the best whatever you decide.

violetwellies Fri 17-Dec-10 09:46:00

Expecting First (17 wks) I will be 46 when I give birth shock

mejon Fri 17-Dec-10 09:57:50

I'm 42 and DC2 is due in 5 weeks. No1 arrived when I was 38. Finding these last few weeks more exhausting I think (can't really remember!) but more because I can no longer lie in in the morning and nap when I like as I've got school runs etc. to do.

MissCKitty Fri 17-Dec-10 10:07:45

Not at all. My Mom was 42 when she had my brother. She got extra monitoring throughout but my brother is now a happy healthy 21 yr old grin

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