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What age did you stop having babies?

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littleraysofsunshine Thu 13-Mar-14 09:50:59

I'm almost 25 and have 3.5,almost2, & 6 week old. But I don't see us just having three...

MrsBennetsEldest Thu 13-Mar-14 09:52:29


DramaAlpaca Thu 13-Mar-14 09:53:42

Well, I had my first at 29, then another at 30 & my last at 33.

That was plenty for me smile

Seeline Thu 13-Mar-14 09:54:33

I had my first at 33 and second at 36 - you have loads of time yet grin

Jbck Thu 13-Mar-14 10:00:02

Hadn't even started by your age, you could have dozens yet smile

permaquandry Thu 13-Mar-14 10:01:13


I think in terms of age/energy there's plenty of time for you. It all depends on how you feel. I had a cut off of 35. But I started at 28, my thinking was I didn't want to spend 10 years having babies.

peppercold Thu 13-Mar-14 10:01:36

First at 26 second at 35 and currently 9 weeks pg at 41!

ThePortlyPinUp Thu 13-Mar-14 10:01:50

26, I'd had 4 by then plus two m/c's, I'm glad it worked out like that though as I'm now 32 and back at college and have a university place to start my nursing degree in September smile

missmysexybody Thu 13-Mar-14 10:02:51


Nocomet Thu 13-Mar-14 10:05:21

33, DF was almost ten years older.

Just the way life turns out, you can't always plan things.

FrancesGlass Thu 13-Mar-14 10:06:51


squizita Thu 13-Mar-14 10:07:54

Not managed 1 yet, thanks to recurrent MC. sad I'm 35.

Just thankful we live in a time when it didn't just get put down to 'age'/ignored and they found I had a blood condition. Wouldn't have mattered if I'd started when I was 18 (quote from consultant) without the medication it wouldn't work.

On the bright side, now I'm diagnosed/medicated and will keep going till I have a successful pg. smile

wigglybeezer Thu 13-Mar-14 10:12:27

36, the idea was to have them all at school by the time I was forty so that I could start thinking about a new career. I am now 46 and still a SAHM, still haven't got my head round the many complications of a proper job, I do "stuff" that doesn't add up to a "career", but that is probably for another thread!

Kaekae Thu 13-Mar-14 10:12:46

I had my first when I was almost 29 and second at 31. I thought I was finished but at 35 I am now hoping to start TTC by the end of the year. I would say my cut off would be 40. I think I want at least two more by then.

gamerchick Thu 13-Mar-14 10:13:45


gamerchick Thu 13-Mar-14 10:15:11

32 sorry

HannahHorvath Thu 13-Mar-14 10:15:50

Goodluck Squizita thanks

I'm 35 and just split from dp. We have 1 dd (8) - I always wanted more. It was never intention to wait.

So I am watching with interest. Sometimes I think it will never happen. That I won't get chance until it's too late.

Or that I'll meet Mr Right just as menopause kicks in and then I will kill exdp

catbus Thu 13-Mar-14 10:16:03

Had mine at 24, 28, 33 and 36. Thought I was done but pg again and am 40 this year blush

CoffeeandNumbers Thu 13-Mar-14 10:17:44

First and last at 27 unless there's an accident

Shes nine months and I still get upset when I think about her birth (forceps), so no more for me. sad

sweetkitty Thu 13-Mar-14 10:18:48

I had mine at 29, 30, 32 and 34, I had a cut off of 35 as well (really don't know why).

I'm planning to return to college age 40 when the last one starts school.

willitbe Thu 13-Mar-14 10:21:46

Did not meet dh til age 33. Has first at 35, second at 36, third age 40. Then multiple miscarriages, still easy for me to get pregnant (even using contraception) but all bad old eggs and so had my last successful pregnancy age 40.

Hope you get your next baby soon!

wigglesrock Thu 13-Mar-14 10:23:27

I had mine at 31, 33 and 36. I'm 39 now & I'm done.

Good luck squizita

Eyeslikeraisins Thu 13-Mar-14 10:25:17


3 DDs aged 7, 4 and 6 months. would love another one but don't think that's going to happen. Not as far as DH is concerned anyway...

I never thought I'd be lucky enough to have kids and now I have three, I feel very grateful.

Bambamb Thu 13-Mar-14 10:25:37

Had mine at 31 and 35. Am now 36, don't think I'll have another.

TheSporkforeatingkyriarchy Thu 13-Mar-14 10:25:53

I had my fourth at 26, which is the last child we'll be having biologically - pregnancy/birth became quite unsafe for me after that, so DP had the snip... and then I started menopause at 28.

Quite happy to be out of the baby phase, even in our discussion about fostering and adoption it's all about older children once ours are much older.

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