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Anyone Else Pregnant Aged 44?

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LottieH Wed 20-Feb-13 16:02:23

Is anyone else out there in their mid 40s & pregnant like me? Everyone else I know who is expecting seems to be in their 30s (which I was when I started having children) but now feel people think I'm a bit odd?! Have had some very strange comments when I've announced it to people.

MinkyWinky Sun 25-Aug-13 20:25:10

Wow expatal that seems to have come round really quickly. How are you feeling? I'm ok survived the heat so far... V happy that I have air con in my car.

Congratations Meerka! If you read about all the things that can go wrong you will freak yourself out completely. Just because thy can happen doesn't mean they will, try not to worry too much, I know it's hard.

Meerka Mon 26-Aug-13 19:21:42

Thank you. I guess we just have to take it day by day and try to accept whatever comes. Husband is taking the view that we both wanted a second child badly, and now the chance of having another has gone up dramatically ... a good pov I suppose.

MinkyWinky Tue 27-Aug-13 09:17:56

Meerka - sounds like a very good point of view.

I've had worries through the pregnancy based on the amount of times you're told you're at higher risk of lots of things because of your age, which have all been unfounded so far. My BP's been fine, my combined test had 'low risk' results, I haven't even been asked to have a GTT, Baby's kicking away and is in the right position (as is the placenta). I'm under consultant care due to my age and have been given low dose aspirin by my consultant as a precaution, but to date it's been a normal pregnancy. Of course, I've got my fingers crossed that it will stay that way grin. You'll be surprised how quickly day to day goes by!

F1onajb Tue 27-Aug-13 11:50:22

I'm 42 and 15 weeks pregnant!! This is my first smilesmile

Meerka Wed 28-Aug-13 09:26:38

Thank you Minky. How far along are you now?

and hi, F1onajb - exiting times isnt it! Im sure everyone tells you but .. stock up on sleep!

Best of luck to you both smile

MinkyWinky Wed 28-Aug-13 11:08:15

I'm 35 weeks today, so getting to the end grin.

Good luck to both of you smile

F1onajb Wed 28-Aug-13 12:43:15

Thanks Meerka and MinkyWinky!

I've only just stopped feeling so nauseous. It's been awful, from the moment I woke up to the moment I went to bed. Like you Meerka, I'm under consultant care and have been put on 75mg soluble aspirin a day as I'm high risk of pre-eclampsyia


Meerka Wed 28-Aug-13 18:34:51

Oh god the nausea ... very glad yours is passing, its murder isnt it. Had Hyperemisis Gravida last time, aka a hurricane of vomitting. Glad to hear yours is passing, may the rest of the preg be trouble-free!

It -is- reassuring to be under hospital care from the outset isn't it. Have you had a scan yet? When did you find out?

F1onajb Thu 29-Aug-13 14:33:11

I found out I was pregnant at 5 weeks. Yes I've had my 12 week scan .... it was amazing. Have a wonderful picture smile I have my 20 week scan 4 weeks on Monday smile

Do you have a date for your scan yet?


Meerka Thu 29-Aug-13 22:43:03

awww lovely! Hope the baby cooperates and gives you a lovely pic smile

Taking it day by day here, but if all goes well then our first scan is on 11th Sept. Seems a long way to go at the moment!

morethanpotatoprints Thu 29-Aug-13 22:55:30

Ah you lovely mature pregnant women. Wanted to send more positive thoughts your way and wish you all good luck. Was lurking but had to post as you are all so supportive of each other and really nice.

Just wanted to add that I was 37 with our dc3 and I didn't have the tests as was told it would most definitely come back high due to my age. DD is great and 9 now, it seems so bloody long ago now.

Meerka Sat 31-Aug-13 09:02:24

Thank you Morethanpotatoes - lovely post smile

angelcocker13 Mon 02-Sep-13 09:56:13

After trying for 3yrs & then going on egg donor list as I was told it was impossible for me to conceive naturally as I had started the menopause I went to see my GP on Friday afternoon as I was concerned over painful breasts & abdominal pains. She asked if I was pregnant & I said not possible, unless my names Mary, I've got to surgery under donkey power & I live in a stable as I was told it was impossible for me to have my own children. She insisted I did a urine test so she could rule out prior to other tests. So imagine my shock / surprise when she said congrats - you prob at least 12wks gone! I'm 45 & this will be my 1st. To say me & hubby are stunned is an under statement. We're both really happy but still in total shock!

Meerka Tue 03-Sep-13 19:00:31

Oh my goodness angel. Wow. Oh wow. Heh, how long will you be in shock?! weeks!

Very best of luck with it to you and your husband.

MinkyWinky Wed 04-Sep-13 15:33:18

Wow angel congratulations! What a lovely surprise grin did your dr call you Mary wink

angelcocker13 Wed 04-Sep-13 23:31:09

Thanks everyone! Still hasn't sunk in yet, suppose it won't till I see midwife & have 1st scan. Have chased up & been told I should her by end of this week or early part of next - is this normal? My Dr managed to restrain herself, but I'm sure she peeked out the window to see if I hopped on a donkey! ;) x

angelcocker13 Wed 04-Sep-13 23:32:00

& having checked the dates I reckon it's nearer to 14wks!!! smile

Lottielloyd Thu 05-Sep-13 19:21:50

Well I'm 35 weeks now! Going really fast now! Gulp

Ubermama Sat 07-Sep-13 11:24:35

Hi, I'm 44 and 7+ weeks pregnant. I have five daughters aged between 20 and 6 years old. This pregnancy wasn't planned (although we were talking about the possibility of having a child 'soon') but as it is my new partner's first we are both thrilled. I feel really well most of the time. I have the usual symptoms of sensitive sense of smell and food aversions, as well as problems sleeping and extreme tiredness and needing to pee all the time. I've always been a 'health nut' and have been extra careful with my nutrition over the past four years or so because I've been working full time and providing/caring for my family solo. I can't afford to get sick so I've invested in my health. It seems to have paid off. I'm glad to have found this thread as so many other boards about pregnancy over 40 are full of m/c stories. Lovely to read everyone's good news.

jammydonut1969 Wed 11-Sep-13 22:00:33

Can't believe I came across this thread but so very glad as it means I have real people to chat to :-) I had my beautiful son august 2012 aged 43. He has down syndrome but he's amazing and has no medical problems so extremely lucky so far. I've just found out I'm 2wks pregnant and have very mixed emotions. He/she will be my 5th! The older ones are 24, 20 and 18 and of course 1. All boys!!! Praying for a girl if I'm honest. But love my lads so a boy would be more than welcome. Scared of being judged too :-(

snowqu33n Thu 12-Sep-13 11:47:24

26 weeks and 44 years old here - congrats to everyone on the thread.

snowqu33n Thu 12-Sep-13 11:48:21

I mean 26 weeks pregnant, of course, oops

Lottielloyd Mon 02-Dec-13 22:14:16

Well my baby daughter is 8 weeks now! How is everyone?

duvetheaven Mon 02-Dec-13 23:08:47

Great to hear these positive stories. Coming up to 43 and hoping for a BFP !

MinkyWinky Sat 08-Feb-14 09:46:58

Hi Lottie! I had this thread on my watch list but missed your post. My daughter was four months old yesterday and is doing well. I could do with more sleep, but it's actually not been as bad as I thought it could be.

How are you? How's your little girl?

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