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Anyone had children later in life?

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HLJM04 Sun 15-Mar-20 20:02:49

31, almost 32 and panicking that having ended a long term relationship it's getting later and later to have more children?

I have one DD but would love more.... anyone been single at 31/32 and ended up meeting Mr right and having more?

How old were you?

Am I being stupid????

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MooseBeTimeForSummer Sun 15-Mar-20 20:07:21

I was two weeks off 39 when my son was born. He’s an only. And I had been married 16 years ....

TheSnootiestFox Sun 15-Mar-20 20:09:08

In the nicest possible way, you're being ridiculous grin I had my two at 35 and 37. That said you mustn't do what I also did and settle because I was panicking 😞 that's the biggest regret of my life x

Namelesswonder Sun 15-Mar-20 20:10:52

I married at 36 then had my DC at 38 and 40, in my group of friends that’s seen as perfectly normal. I only know 3 people who had children before 35.

Pipandmum Sun 15-Mar-20 20:11:10

Had my first at 41 second at 43. My friend had hers at 46. My sister had one at 45. My cousin had her last at 40...I could go on. All conceived naturally.

cakecakecheese Sun 15-Mar-20 20:12:46

You're not being stupid but you do need to try not to panic.

I know lots of people in their late 30s who have had children, it can still happen for you.

ceramichedgehog Sun 15-Mar-20 20:13:38

34 and 36 when the children came along.

mklanch Sun 15-Mar-20 20:13:40

at my school most of the mums are 45+ so would have been around 40 when they had their first.
don't worry to much, because then you will rush.

Wavingwhiledrowning Sun 15-Mar-20 20:15:12

Don't panic! 3 DCs here, all after I was 35. There's a big part of me that acknowledges it probably would have been easier physically when I was younger, but mentally I wouldn't have been ready. Don't rush, make good choices.

HLJM04 Sun 15-Mar-20 20:30:48

....thank you everyone! I thought I was being a bit stupid, especially in this day and age!

Anyone met partners mid 30's for example and had children with them?


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Marlena1 Sun 15-Mar-20 20:43:36

I was in the same situation at 33 and starting to worry. Met a guy the following year and had DD1 at almost 35 and DD2 at 36. I'd go again (37 now) only can't afford it.

Bookworm83 Sun 15-Mar-20 20:45:36

I'm currently pregnant with my first and I'm 37 years old.

HLJM04 Sun 15-Mar-20 20:47:22

@Bookworm83 - when did you meet your partner?

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VeeBe Sun 15-Mar-20 20:48:47

Met my husband at 36, married at 38, first child at 40, second at 42.
I like doing something new every couple of years.wink

Bookworm83 Sun 15-Mar-20 20:50:07

@HLJM04 when I was 31. He already had a daughter from a previous relationship and I was in no rush to have kids right away.

Blackbelt Sun 15-Mar-20 20:50:18

This is so nice to hear. I'm 35 and struggling to conceive number 1. Been with my partner, the love of my life for 3 years. So I was single at 32 and starting again. All the best x

Windyatthebeach Sun 15-Mar-20 20:51:26

I met dh at 41 (he was 31!) and had a dc at 43.2.
Married 5 years and still going strong!!

Youhedge Sun 15-Mar-20 20:52:18

36 and 39 here.

yesyesdear Sun 15-Mar-20 20:55:40

Most of my close friends met their partners/husbands in their mid 30s. I met my now DH at 38, first baby at 39, second at 41.

tellmetostopbutikeepongoing Sun 15-Mar-20 20:55:53

I like this thread 😊

pointythings Sun 15-Mar-20 20:57:53

Met my husband at 25, got married at 30, had first child at almost 33 and second at almost 35.

It did all go gigantically tits up, but that was for reasons irrelevant to this thread.

LittleBoyJuly2020 Sun 15-Mar-20 21:09:12

I'm 37, met my partner when I was 32. I'm currently 21 weeks pregnant, everything going great, healthy baby.

I also have a 20 year old so wasn't expecting to do it all again. I've realised anything can happen and change in a few short years!

Tilpop Sun 15-Mar-20 21:14:04

I've just turned 39. Married DH at 34 started trying straight away then found out I couldn't have children. ( I never knew this when I was young) Three and a half years of operations drugs etc we had our first round of ivf and our son is due in July xx

YRGAM Sun 15-Mar-20 21:20:04

Not stupid at all. In our NCT group of 10 couples my wife was probably the youngest there at 32

Musti Sun 15-Mar-20 21:22:25

I had 4 kids between the ages of 33 and 40. 2 partners

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