I just wanted to respond with my experience: I have 2 children from a previous marriage, while in my 20's. Both were full term healthy babies. I have since divorced and remarried and my current Hubby and I were interested in having children. My hubby was 40 and I was 35 turned 36 once delivering our first child together. She was a healthy full term baby, I had no complications during pregnancy. We have had a second child my being 38 and he being 43 she was a healthy full term baby. I had no complications with that pregnancy either.
My thoughts are to go with your history and any health concerns your hubby could or does have. If you have had healthy pregancies before and are healthy when you conceive I don't see any reason for concern. My Dr, feels that way as well...I am currently 12 1/2 weeks along with our third child and I turned 40 earlier this year. My Dr. was not concerned about my age at all since all my previous pregnancies were fine and I was as well. I do knot that every pregnancy is different, as I have "felt" different and had different pains and aches with each one, this current one is no different. I don't view that as a complication. Good luck and I honestly don't believe being "older" should make you worry any less than being young. Good luck!View Thread
Hi all! I just found out that I am pregnant and have not told anyone yet, except you all now. I have not told hubby yet. I am unsure how to tell him. I know this sounds crazy but we have had alot going on in our lives or he has. He has been busy studying and testing for his job and has been very stressed over it. I did not want to add to his stress so when I found out I was PG, ( I peed on a stick) I have not told him and now don't know how to tell. I have been really sick, and we have a 2 yr old and an almost 11 month old now. I stay at home with them and hubby works long hours so he has not been home long enough with me to notice my symptoms. I want to tell him but am perplexed as to how to say it. How have you told your significant others? We were not planning another, but we were not preventing it either so it is not gonna be a big surprise or anything. My other concern is family and friends. I am not so sure they will be happy, so I have mixed feelings about how to annouce it with them as well. I am approximately 7 to 8 weeks along. I am gonna schedule a Dr's appt soon. I have miscarried in the past around 8 to 10 weeks so I am anxious over that as well, as to why I have not scheduled my Dr's appt yet. I guess I needed to get it off my chest and let someone know, so now maybe I can tell my inner circle. Thanks for letting me annouce to you ladies and any advice you could lend me I would appreciate.
I agree Rachel, we are wating a bit before telling anyone else....that is if my ALL DAY sickness does not give it away before then. My MIL comes over quite a bit to help out with the two we have and I have had a hard time hiding the sickness from her. I think I have hid it well so far, but who knows...I think Hubby is still kind of in shock and I sort of feel that way too, like am I really? But this sickness is such a tell tell sign LOL!! See last time I became Pregnant with Daughter # 2 9 months after # 1 several of my family kept asking why? and Don't you know how to prevent that? and It was not in a really in a funny tone. So I know I will get talked about again because no one else around me and around my age is even interested in babies....the ones they have had are all grown up so Hubby and I are the only ones with babies in our families. He gets riddled alot too from his side he is 46 this year.... We (hubby and I ) talked about this before we got married, we want children and we are ready to spend out lives raising children now that we are older and more settled. I really don't care what others think but that does not mean that it doesn't hurt when you hear the mean words they say. THanks for listening! HugsView Thread
Thanks Ladies! I went ahead and told hubby. He is laid back and likes to joke around alot so the joke right now is I am going through Menopause (not really PG) So he is passing my symptoms off on that excuse. I really did go or try to begin menopause a couple of years back so not far off....but anyways. Thanks for the encouragement. I needed to get it off my mind so to say so I could tell hubby. I am going to take my prenatals and try to eat what I can or should till I am past the 8 to 9 week mark then make the appt with the Dr. That will be in the next two weeks so I will update then and post my due date. Happy and Healthy Pregnancies to all!View Thread