How old when you had your youngest child?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Jolyn, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Jolyn

    Jolyn Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Northern California
    We have two boys. Due to fertility issues we got a later start then we would have liked. We had our first at 29. Now my youngest is going to be five in August and i just sometimes feel someone is missing. However i'll be 37 in August.
    How old were you all when you had your youngest child? If you were over 35 was it difficult?

  2. ButtonQuailBoy

    ButtonQuailBoy Songster

    Jun 23, 2008
    Throop PA 18512
    Well, can't speak for my ma but she was almost 40 when she had me...She needed meds and a c-section...She had alot of back related trouble and needed a invetro just to get pregnant oh and she had to have her water broken...dunno sounds a little bit complicated to me...
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I was 39, almost 40. My oldest is 21, I have a 10 yr old and a 2 yr old. Between there I was a surrogate too.

    Every pregnancy is different yet they all are the same if you can understand that. The last wasn't any worse nor any better than the first.

    I don't do all day long morning sickness very well. After the first 3 months then everything is a rose colored world for me.
  4. jacyjones

    jacyjones Songster

    Jun 9, 2008
    Aberystwyth, Wales
    Hi, an answer from the Uk. I was 39. I had my eldest at 36 and then my other daughter at 39. I had an elective caesarian as my first birth was an emergency operation after 23 hours of labour. My second experience was so much better, I recovered really quickly, the baby was not stressed at all and also settled really well. She turned out to be quite a difficult baby at 3 weeks old as she had colic and would only tolerate me- I did get tired but loved every minute. She is now 16 and my other daoughter is 19.
  5. czilas

    czilas In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2008
    Olympia, WA
    I had my first child at 20 years old (my son is now 6), yes I was married and still
    My mother had me at 39 years of age and she had no complications. My brother and sister are 19 and 20 years older than me!
  6. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Songster

    Oct 19, 2007
    Labelle, Florida
    I had my first at 37. No complications, just paranoid doctors. [​IMG]
    I didn't even have much more than some slight nausea for morning sickness.
    They induced me due to my 'age' and had to break my water. NOT FUN
    I was supposed to get an epidural however the nurse had my contractions coming to soon and at that point the baby was already coming so had to go all natural. Doc thought I had had it as I had requested it, he gave the nurse, the 'your in deep doo doo' look.
    If you want another child, I say go for it. Just remember that your body will take longer to recover and stay as natural as possible.
  7. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Songster

    May 18, 2008
    Central NY
    Can't help with the "how it went part" had the last at 28. But, I can tell you that as a Physical Therapist, doing some stretching and strengthening exercises (simple stuff) and getting into the habit of a daily walk will help make the post pregnancy recovery a lot easier. Watching the diet and keeping it healthy (this from the woman who gained 60 with each - LOL) to only allow the weight gain the baby needs will also help the process as well. I know it's easier said than done. but it really does matter. Also, to speak to the back problem issue, they make maternity back supports to help support the ligaments in the sacroiliac joints which really help.
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I had my daughter when I was 39 and she is now four years old. Had a wonderful pregnancy, no morning sickness and very little pain in the last trimester with all the usual stretching, swollen ankles, etc.

    Delivery I had epidural which it was great and then DD decided to be difficult in the birth canal (her head was trying to come thru in the right side of my pelvis and the doc didnt want to take a chance) and had an emergency C section.

    The recovery was awful (dont let that stop you from having more), drugged up, nurses were lazy about teaching me breast feeding. I ended up having permenant scatic nerve pain/trauma that to this day I have not recovered. Had PT but didnt work. Had TENS unit, works for a little while and Medicare decided to discontinued with tens unit treatments. All the x rays, MRI and all CAT scans didnt indicate any injury to spine or pelvic floor. My weight dont help either but trying to lose it is not easy! I've gained 30 lbs. Now, if I can get my doctor to believe fibromyaglia, it would help me cope with pain day in and day out.

    Now I am not trying to scare you with all those details. Some women recover without a problem like my sis in law who has her firstborn at the age of 41 and she is doing great.

    Good luck !
  9. bluie

    bluie Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    I had my youngest at 40, and it was less than 3 months before my 41st birthday. And just 20 months before that, I had given birth to my second (at 39). I was 35 when my first was born. Obviously, we got a really late start. All pregnancys were fine, no problem. My first labor and delivery was a little dicey 'cause 28 hours of labor, 3+ hours of pushing, all natural, 10 pound baby. Subsequent babies nearly as big. Second labor took all of 50 minutes. All natural. Third labor, got wise, had it induced when he was 37 weeks (already 9 1/2 pounds), so I got an epidural. It was wonderful.
  10. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I was 19........ and i just deleted my entire post so Y'all dont hate me, BUT i will say this......After reading all your posts......... 19 might have been a bit young, but it is alot easier on the body, you recover much faster, and you get it the first time [​IMG]

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