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"Older" mums to be here?

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shortcake76 Tue 10-Oct-17 20:45:43

I just wondered if there were any other "older" mums to be on this board? I'm 40 and expecting my 1st, but really really early days and I know I am high risk because of my age.

Would love to hear from anybody else in same boat.

Cat1980uk Tue 10-Oct-17 20:50:09

Me! I am 37 and 37 weeks pregnant with my first. My little boy arriving via csection next week.

Congratulations hun smile

shortcake76 Tue 10-Oct-17 20:52:09

Wow - not long for you to go now :-) Exciting xx

Cat1980uk Tue 10-Oct-17 20:55:30

Thank you! So excited to finally get him here as my miracle baby xx

beckieperk Tue 10-Oct-17 21:00:16

I'm nearly 40 and expecting my second ds in around 9 weeks. I'm much more tired this time....other than that it's all good. How are you feeling op?

Oldschool41 Tue 10-Oct-17 21:06:09

I'm 41 and it's my 4th but with a massive age gap my youngest is 21 middle is 23 and oldest 25. I'm 31 weeks. Very tired most of the time and horrendous heartburn other than that all good and not to much longer to go 😉

shortcake76 Tue 10-Oct-17 21:15:49

Good to know there are a few of us :-)

I'm only 6 weeks (I think) one site is saying 4, but the rest 6, so not entirely sure. I am not too bad. No nausea at all, but my biggest gripe so far has been headaches and just feeling absolutely shattered already!

Usernamegone Tue 10-Oct-17 21:18:05

I'm 37 (so don't know if I am older) with #1

beckieperk Tue 10-Oct-17 21:19:47

Have you cut out caffeine op?? That gave me headaches in the beginning.

ijustwannadance Tue 10-Oct-17 21:20:20

I'll be 40 just after this one is born. Was never this tired first time when younger.
Doing ok though.

Graceflorrick Tue 10-Oct-17 22:05:12

Good luck ladies flowers

lollipop7 Tue 10-Oct-17 23:01:34

I'm 42 and almost 36 weeks with my third.
Two others are 3.5 and 19 months

SomehowSomewhere1 Tue 10-Oct-17 23:10:49

40yrs with my 1st and 22wks tomorrow 💕

shortcake76 Wed 11-Oct-17 09:59:29

I am reading (way too much) into things and have kind of freaked myself about age and the increased chance of birth defects. Is anybody requesting the Amniocentesis test?

ijustwannadance Wed 11-Oct-17 12:37:15

I paid for nipt tests at 10 weeks shortcake.
Otherwise you get scan and blood tests at 12 weeks and if low results they can give you an amnio but I thought they wouldn't do that until 20 weeks?

Marmite27 Wed 11-Oct-17 12:38:58

I’m probably on the younger side of your scale, DD1 was born when I was 35 and DC2 is due when I’ll be 37 (nearly 38).

KellyMarieTunstall2 Wed 11-Oct-17 14:50:17

Hi Shortcake
I'm 44, and 33 weeks. Try not to worry about your age too much, everything seems to be doom and gloom after 40, but its not always the case.
I had the harmony test for peace of mind as I knew my probability of risk would be high based on my age alone regarding the NHS blood tests. My harmony result was low risk and subsequent scans all normal and well. I have cruised through this pregnancy so far.

shortcake76 Wed 11-Oct-17 14:53:56

That's reassuring @KellyMarieTunstalll2. Is this your first?

DioneTheDiabolist Wed 11-Oct-17 14:54:00

Me. I'm 44 and 36wks+5. I paid for the Harmony test at 14 wks. It was worth it for peace of mind and to find out the

FluffyNinja Wed 11-Oct-17 14:55:50

I was 43 when I had my DS and the hospital staff were full of gloomy stats and over cautious. My pregnancy was a breeze and the birth was fine (induced at 42 weeks) so try not to get over anxious. I had the amnio test because my DH was worried but that was the worst bit of the pregnancy for me. Try to enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. One of my mum pals had twins in her forties. She was fine too.

CrimsonKitten Wed 11-Oct-17 14:58:48

I don't know my step mums exact age, but she's definately 45+, my dad is 51 and they have a 5 year old together. That's a 19 year difference between older (me) and youngest.

Thecaravan Wed 11-Oct-17 17:30:44

Hi I'm 39 (not far off 40) and had my first on Saturday morning. Was lucky enough to have the easiest pregnancy. Worked until last Thursday was in the gym on Friday morning before going into labour Friday evening. Fortunately my doctors never made a big deal about my age and I absolutely loved being pregnant once I got over the initial anxiety. I really hope everything works out well for you! flowers

shortcake76 Wed 11-Oct-17 17:51:57

Thanks @TheCaravan that is so reassuring. I am prone to look at the negatives in everything, which I know isn't good.

The gym? What kind of exercise classes can I do? I regularly do Clubbercise, but wasn't sure if it was too strenuous.

shortcake76 Wed 11-Oct-17 17:52:17

PS and Congratulations too @TheCaravan !!

Shouldileavethedogs Wed 11-Oct-17 17:54:18

I'm 45. Youngest is 1 then 2.5 then I have a 23 year old 18 and 19 year old

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