Who Had Babies After 35??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by GwenFarms, May 4, 2008.

  1. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    After letting our news sink in we are getting pretty excited. I know a few of you have posted that you had babies later in life. I'm just wondering how that was different from having them younger and what I can expect different, as far as prenatal care, then when I was a younger mom to be. I know alot of doctors like to do amnios, but considering the injury done to my daughter during as amnio I will be refusing. I've been told that in lieu of amnios you can have a 3D ultrasound. Has anyone had one?
  2. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    My dd had a three-d ultrasound and it was amazing to say the least! We could count toes, fngers, see the mouth.. I was blessed to be able to go in with her--I just can't explain to anyone how wonderful it was...Congrats..on the news..Dixie
  3. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Songster

    Apr 18, 2007
    My youngest was born in June of last year - I turned 39 in August. So I was almost 39 when he was born. My prenatal was pretty much just like it was with all my other kids but I have had so many that my doctor figured I was an old pro at it... [​IMG]

    Congrats on your unexpected bundle of joy. I have given birth 7 times and been a mom almost all of my adult life. It is very bittersweet knowing with certainty that I will never have another child.....
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    my mom had me when she was 39 and I am fine she had my brother when she was 42 most will say he is fine not me though [​IMG]

    Good Luck with your unexpected baby that is how my dad came to be his mom was 42 when she had him. It is not that unusual now for women your age and older to have kids.

  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Hi, 35 is pretty common now. I think it will be different in that you will have more patience. Also more educated.
    Sorry to hear you're not having an amnio. But it's your choice. The sonos are good with bone structure, size and growth. Amnios are good for genetic stuff.
    I think you'll do fine, and good luck and congrats!
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I was 36 with my little guy and I had 2 children before that at age 19 and I'm here to tell ya! It's WAY better having them older! WAY better! Mostly because you have more patients with them when you are older. As far as birth...I didn't have the amnio either. I told the doctor that no matter what they found out I was still having this baby so it didn't matter if I had it or not. The actual labor was tremendously easier too. By the time I even thought about having the epi I was already 9 centimeters and the pain wasn't bad. I never had an epi before so I had planned on having one this time since the first two hurt like mother earth! Although the difference was I had pitocin for my first two and the last one I had natural on my own. NO pitocin! THAT is a HUGE difference in my opinion. Good luck and Congratulations! [​IMG]
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    ALmost forgot! If you are having some small contractions and they tell you that they can go ahead and break your water OR you can go home...GO HOME!!! Wait it out, you won't be sorry you did. Get one of those exercise balls and bounce on it for hours while your having contractions. If I had stayed and let him break my water I would have no doubt had to have pitocin and had to deal with that constant /no rest pain again!
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    My mom had me when she was 36, and my brother when she was 38, or maybe that was 35 and 37... either way, apparently I was so stubborn it took me 22 hours to finally enter the world. But I was her first and stubborn to this day. :p

    I too like to think I'm normal, but my little brother isn't. LOL. Guess he isn't so little any more!

    Congrats! I'm sure it will all go fine.
  9. erin3

    erin3 In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2008
    Coronado, CA
    i had my daughter at 39 and her dad was 49. 5th child between us and the first girl. he actually has teenage grandchildren..........he started very young!!! she is beautiful, healthy and a blessing in everyway. we had full genetic testing and knew that she was healthy and perfect. i actually think people make better parents when they are a little older...........more patience and you enjoy and appreciate it more..............at least on our case. best of luck to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    My mother gave birth to me at 45, my father was 60. I am there eleventh child, I am 25 now and there still kicking! And I came out pretty well [​IMG] I was very small though 5 pounds, I don't know if it had anything to do with her age or not. Actually I was born in the car on the way to the hospital which is only 2 mintutes away from the house! I have heard that having a child over 40 reduces the risk of some disease I can't remember for sure, but I am thinking diabetes?

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