Last edited by annielou; 31-10-2012 at 13:41.
Hi. I am also an older mom. Had ds when I was forty and are 14 weeks pregnant with nr 2 - will be 42 when baby is born.
I think it is all how you perceive it... It can be very stressful or absolutely wonderful. I am happy that we are having our children when we are older. I can handle the ups and downs better and are far more patient than I were when I was younger.
Ds was born at 35 weeks, but he has no problems. I went back to work when he was 6 months and did not find it to be too challenging. It all depends on your boss and how flexible he will be. Husband drops him at daycare and I pick him up. It does become a problem when he is sick and deciding who stays at home with him, but so far ww have been managing, even without having family nearby.
Older does mean a few more risks to pregnancy. Had hypertension and Diabetes with first one, but are trying to keep fit this time around, so hopefully no problems. Will have to go for amnio next week, as I have a higher risk, but are trying not to stress at the moment. You cannot change what is happening, so have to live with it.
So what did I learn.. Take one day at a time. Listen to your body and ask the gyne when in doubt. Stay active - it helps with morning sickness and you will feel better. Ignore all the negative comments about being an older mom. And enjoy it - it is such a blessing!
All the best to you.
Last edited by louie22; 31-10-2012 at 13:46.
No, Unfortunately not - from Sydney. Would also have loved to have a chat in person.
I am glad you are feeling better. I am not good at giving advice, but if you can think of something particular you want to know, feel free to ask. If I do not know one of the other members will probably.
I am also quite clueless about all the tests, but have a feeling baby is alright, so keeping fingers crossed!! I will let you know when we have the results.
Good luck and enjoy it.
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