Enjoy the miracle! I am 43, and very unexpectedly pregnant. I am now 11 weeks and still am in a state of shock. I actually find this to be so funny, that I start giggling when I think about it. People that I have told about my "surprise" are rather impressed that I can get pregnant with not trying at my age. If my odds were 1-2% at age 43, think what your odds were. I say go play the lottery!
Just look at the stats. Women over 40 are the fastest growing age group for US-based OB practices. Women over 40 have the second highest rate of unintended pregnancy, just second narrowly to teenagers. I think that this is partly due to the fact that clinicians and the media have overplayed this hype that fertility declines at 35 and dries up at 40. I bought into this hype myself, and feverishly rushed to have a child at 35. At 40, I thought "it's over." Due to endo and previous fertility issues, I even stopped using any birth control about a year ago. The truth is that women over 40 are still fertile; it's just the odds of us getting pregnant are slim. But, it happens.
I have a daughter in 2nd grade, and the majority of parents are my age or older. There are a small minority of parents in their 20's. The norm is really 30's - 50's. This age trend was evident when was daughter was in day care as well. You're not alone, in fact, I believe that you are in the majority.View Thread