Can I ask what was your cut off age for ttc your last child?
FragrantBreeze · 27/07/2015 21:45
Am really interested in this!
I'm 36 and would like to ttc number 3.
Sadly I've just had a MMC so I'm wondering if ttc is a good idea. I'm do feel fit, healthy and young but wonder if my body agrees!
The miscarriage has really thrown me. I've had two straightforward pregnancies with dc1&2, now 2 and 7 months.
Would appreciate honest opinions on this.
lemonpoppyseed · 27/07/2015 21:50
DH and I started trying for DC2 when I was 38. We agreed that if nothing had happened by the time I had turned 40, we would stop trying. We conceived DD about five months later, and she has just turned one. I think it's definitely worth having the conversation before you start TTCing again...
fourtothedozen · 27/07/2015 21:51
I had my first child at 38. I would say that your two children will be increasingly demanding in there next few years to come. Babies are relatively easy to look after, a 2 year old and a 4 year old takes more energy.
They also get very costly- especially when they get to 10, 12 and the teenage years.
SnapesCapes · 27/07/2015 21:54
34, which is now. I just feel that beyond this my body will be less equipped and the age gaps will be too large.
We had DS2 4 and a half years ago, haven't used any protection since and haven't had a 3rd child. We've very deliberately not tried consciously, I thought if it was going to happen it would. It's not. I'm taking the hint and DH is off for the snip in a fortnight.
ShelaghTurner · 27/07/2015 21:56
So sorry about your mc
I wanted to be done by 40. A mc put paid to that and in the event I had my second at 40 and 3 months. I was 36 when I had my first.
Would have liked another but for me, especially given my (zero) level of fitness and high BMI, I didn't feel that any more was a good idea.
rosy71 · 27/07/2015 22:04
I had mine at 33 & 36. We did discuss having a 3rd but I felt I would need an age gap of 4-5 years which would make me 40-41. I didn't want another sooner; felt it would be too hard. When I reached 40, it was as if a switch had flicked & I no longer had any desire to have another. So i suppose it was 40 for me.
greenfolder · 27/07/2015 22:09
Dd1 I had at 26 dd2 at 29. I started trying for dc3 at 36 with the idea of having numbers 3 and 4 before 40. Finally fell pregnant at 39 and had dd3 nearer 40. Decided to count blessings. I had decided I would try until I was 40 then move on with my life. Whether I actually would is difficult to say.
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