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Pregnant at 40 and over - thread 4

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Gizmojo Thu 30-Mar-17 21:38:48

To continue support for mums to be over 40

Teaspoon74 Thu 30-Mar-17 22:16:58

Was officially called a "geriatric" for the first time today. Am 42 FFS!!

Gizmojo Thu 30-Mar-17 22:37:54

Yeah, delightful that, isn't it? Although to be fair, my sister was called the same when she was 35! shock

ChristmasSeacow Thu 30-Mar-17 23:03:48

Could I suggest we start this thread with a quick summary for each of us?


Age 42
Already have 1 DS (4)
27 weeks
Expecting a girl
15 mins from Edmonton mothercare in N London wink

Only one word to add today: heartburn. confused

ChristmasSeacow Thu 30-Mar-17 23:04:49

Thanks for the new thread Giz - where are my manners?

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 31-Mar-17 01:10:38

Anything over 37 is geratric

I don't really belong on this thread anymore as gave birth 2 days

I'm a mummy after 11yrs since ttc.

Took 5 private ivf

I'm so in love with my daughter. I can't believe I'm saying that. Means I'm a mummy and have been for 2 days and 7hrs

Suffered from hg badly and heartburn. My daughter (omg) has lots of hair. The old wives take is true 😂😂

Iusuallylovecake Fri 31-Mar-17 06:35:04

Thanks Giz!!
Would be good to catch up with where everyone is up to.
Age 42 (not been called geriatric yet!
Expecting a girl - probably not 100%
Nearly 30 weeks
Hopefully first successful pregnancy
Soooooo tired!!!!

GreedyDuck Fri 31-Mar-17 07:09:33

Age 43
Already have DD (2)
Almost 10 weeks
15 mins from Edmonton mothercare too smile

GreedyDuck Fri 31-Mar-17 07:12:03

Also knackered as dd fell out of bed at 1am this morning, and then wanted to have a chat. For an hour. Ugh.

Russkispy Fri 31-Mar-17 07:12:39

Morning ladies, haven't posted for a while but been following the thread for some time.
Massive congratulations to Blondes!
41 next month
First pregnancy, (first try and succesful with Clomid+trigger+IUI after TTC naturally for 5 months) 29 weeks today, EDD 16/06/17
Expecting a Babi girl
Had my 28 week scan a couple of days ago, well is well, healthy Babi. But apparently my iron level is low. Normal is 12 and I'm 11.7 which is not that bad, I think. I'm also surprised at that as wasn't feeling tired or breathless and been eating all iron rich foods as states on various sites. GP prescribed tablets which I collected yesterday but haven't taken yet. Those tablets have horrible side effects which I don't really need! Seeing my MW today to discuss it all.

Ekphrasis Fri 31-Mar-17 07:18:56

Hi just delurking to join your new thread!

Age 40
8 weeks
Already have a DS, 4.

ChristmasSeacow Fri 31-Mar-17 07:48:54

Hi Russ nice to have you back. You're 10 days ahead of me! Re. iron tablets, expect black poo. I thought I was dying grin

Welcome Ekphrasis

Blondes you have to stick around a bit to make us feel happy and hopeful. Is DD's bountiful hair blonde, btw?

Brugmansia Fri 31-Mar-17 08:21:33

Hello, a new joiner here.

I'm 40 and found out in pg with number 2 last week.
DS is 4 and we conceived really easily with him. We've been trying on and off for a second for almost 3 years so I'm still slightly in shock.

Also at present I'm panicking slightly about twins, due to increased age and having some in my family. Anyone else at early stages worried about this?

Russkispy Fri 31-Mar-17 08:37:06

Thanks Christmas! Trying to avoid taking the tablets if I can and stock up on more iron rich foods instead. Will see what MW says.
Big welcome to newcomers!

Teabagtits Fri 31-Mar-17 09:43:13

41, 27weeks pg with no2
Been told it's a boy.

Alexxx17 Fri 31-Mar-17 09:49:11

Hi all

I have an obstetrics appt for maternal age in which I'm hoping they'll sign me off as low risk – I'm 14 weeks, all find and dandy with the 12 wk scan and a Harmony result of 1:10,000 – just want to know what to expect? Is it a physical exam or just a chat? TIA.

Alexxx17 Fri 31-Mar-17 09:49:47


GreedyDuck Fri 31-Mar-17 09:54:52

Just a chat from what I remember Alexxx.

Alexxx17 Fri 31-Mar-17 09:57:53

Great, thanks Greedy, I'll have my daughter with me so that sounds good!

Gizmojo Fri 31-Mar-17 10:16:58

Hello again russ! Welcome to the new ladies, too.

I'm 42
25 weeks with first dc
Expecting a boy
Part of the '15 mins from Edmonton mothercare' posse grin

24deedee Fri 31-Mar-17 10:19:13

Here's my deets...

Age 42
Have one daughter (almost 2)
5w 4 days

I too am close to mothercare Edmonton!
(Booked a 7 weeks scan there for next weekend..) just trying to take it a day / week at a time and not look to far ahead... anyone else constantly worrying and googling?

user1490174334 Fri 31-Mar-17 10:21:13


I'm 40 and just started ttc no. 3!

How do I change my name from "user?!"

Somerville Fri 31-Mar-17 10:23:42

Blondes!! You're a mummy! Congratulations on your daughter! So thrilled for you I can't stop using exclamation marks! PMing you now.

Teaspoon74 Fri 31-Mar-17 12:39:04

Am 42 (nudging 43 not long after DD).
Based in SE london
1st (only!) child
Likely to be induced at 38w so wb 1/5 (currently 33w+3)
Slightly terrified, but also excited grin

THirdEeye Fri 31-Mar-17 12:40:18

May l join >waves to everyone<

I'm 40
Conceived via IVF
8 weeks +1

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