Help! I've just found out I'm pregnant and I'm 44 and a half. I have a 10 yr old daughter so I've probably completely forgotten most of what happened last time around, but, what will be the biggest difference this time? I have heard of friends over 40 hiding their pregnancies until the 20+ week scan.. I had day-dreamed about this a little but the odds of me conceiving naturally were so slim I really didn't think it would happen! Still in shock.. anyone else going through this now..? Or is there another Board for oldies I should be writing in?
Congrats - i just had my little girl at 45 two weeks ago - you will probably get extra growth scans at 30 and 34 weeks and depending on your trust they might want to induce by 40 weeks - hope it all goes well
Congratulations! I'm 41, and 36 weeks pregnant, but this will be our first child so can't compare! I've had to take aspirin since 12 weeks because of pre-eclampsia risks, but other than that a straight forward, healthy pregnancy.
Many congratulations! I had my second at 42 (both were IVF) and had consultant led care for both due to fertility and my geriatric status (he words not mine)! We didn't have any testing as we were sure it wouldn't influence us either way! Apart from consultant led care not issues and I had a great homebirth with my son too. Best of luck!
Congratulations I'm 45 and 30 weeks with a suprise baby. I'll not lie....It's been hard and I'm now on crutches for hip problems and I have chronic fatigue but it will all be worth it. You will have a consultant led pregnancy due to your age and more scans than usual. I think more older mum's choose to keep it secret because they want the screening done for birth defects etc. We chose not to be tested (not everyone's choice) and announced it at 13 weeks due to me being noticably pregnant. Do whatever is right for you