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    Default Older mums - in your 40s

    I'm 46 and possibly pregnant, possibly perimenopausal. Have had blood tests today to work out. I always wanted another baby but it never happened - my 2 are 12 and 15 and we haven't used contraception since the birth of #2.
    Any older mums or mums of 'surprise' babies about?

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    I'm 42, my surprise baby is 1 this week. I was sure I was perimenopausal and not ovulating was so shocked to be pregnant again! I have 2 other kids 5&8. Pregnancy was fine uneventful I think. Having 3 is a struggle but bub is lovely. Just a bad sleeper I'm in the car with her now while she naps

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    I'd love to be pregnant again - I never felt 'done'. There is the fear of being older and the risk of birth defects etc, also my two previous pregnancies resulted in prem Caesar delivery due to preeclampsia #1 and HELLP #2. We run our own business so taking a year off would be hard but we'd work it out!
    Deep down I'm pretty sure this is related to menopause but hoping for it not to be!!

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    Oh wow Nico69, I'm hoping you are - it would give me hope that at 45, I might still be in with a chance. I think I'm perimenopausal too - very irregular periods for the past six months. I would dearly love to have another baby. Please keep us up to date when you find out for sure. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nico69 View Post
    I'd love to be pregnant again - I never felt 'done'. There is the fear of being older and the risk of birth defects etc, also my two previous pregnancies resulted in prem Caesar delivery due to preeclampsia #1 and HELLP #2. We run our own business so taking a year off would be hard but we'd work it out!
    Deep down I'm pretty sure this is related to menopause but hoping for it not to be!!
    Good luck I hope so xx

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    Period just came 😢 so guess it's menopause on the way.
    Very sad but there would have been so many risks it's probably better this way ......


 

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