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Monday, January 10th 2011, 3:48pm

Pregnant and Nearer 40? Anyone?

Hello All,

I'm not a newbie to the site but just wondered if there are any other ladies out there who are nearer 40?

I'll be 39 in March and expecting my first in August after a wonderful BFP following short protocol IVF in November.We are thrilled!

Maybe its just me, but all the advice that the doctors leaflets contain seem to be aimed at a slightly younger group, which of corse makes sense, but I was just feeling a little...wel....OLD!! rotf
I know all the symptoms can be the same no matter what your age, but I cant help feeling that the way I deal with them now is much different to how I would have dealt with them 10 or even (now this will make me make feel old :faint: ) 20 years ago....I'm not saying better, just with a different view on life than I had years ago.

Ive been struggling to find a decent forum for older pregnants and just wondered how many of us there are in FZ...I have xfingers that there are loads and that I dont feel even older after getting no replies! :snigger:

any way, if you are out there and can see where I am coming from then please let me know...

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 4:06pm

Hello you old duffer rotf

I will keep an eye on this thread, in case you fall over and can't get up on your own and need some help

In all seriousness, it's a great idea for a thread and I hope that more of the 'later' mum's to be come on over

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 4:11pm

lmao rotf
I actually have tears from laughing so hard!

Dont worry, my zimmer frame is oiled up and specially adapted for the bump to come and I have my emergency call button round my neck.....

mush dash Meals On Wheels are here and I need to get me teeth out of the glass...


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Monday, January 10th 2011, 4:15pm

I guess that doing your pelvic floor exercises are all the more important at your age eh? At least you can blame those little accidents on being pregnant

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 4:17pm

newshy You have no idea how true that actually is! I have already had to buy some mini tena lady....the shame...the shame...
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Monday, January 10th 2011, 4:26pm

I wouldn't laugh at you.......I am almost 41 (wtf??!) and sneezing and laughing are not as carefree as they used to be

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 4:27pm

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 4:33pm

Hi Jules and welcome!!!!

I guess theres no hope for me then as i am 43!!!!!!!..............think i should call the undertakers out now!!!........lol

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 4:35pm

Peony, I wonder about the older mums too, not just the pregnant ones?

I know of one special lady who had twins at 30yrs +10?!

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 4:39pm

I was an older pregnant woman (41,heading towards 42) until the twins arrived in November. I felt a bit odd going to the antenatal clinic because most of the girls there were of an age that I could easily be their mother - in fact one woman at work a year younger than me became a grandmother the same week I gave birth!



There is a great thread under cycle buddies for the over 40s, not that you are because you are a youngster in your 30's, but I am sure the OAPs there would welcome you joining in. I know it is more for those going through treatment rather than preggers ones - maybe you should set up a new thread in the pregnancy section. I know there are at least 2 people preggers at the moment who fall into the late 30s/early 40s category.



I have come across lots of wonderful supportive ladies on here who are nearer picking up their pensions than being teenagers...........I suspect a lot of them will reply to your post.



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Monday, January 10th 2011, 4:44pm

Peony, I wonder about the older mums too, not just the pregnant ones?

I know of one special lady who had twins at 30yrs +10?!
And there she has posted!

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 4:50pm

Eeyore - I did not think you were talking about me, but I am chuffed you were, thank you.

Pe0ny, there is also Kirstin, Roxy and Clarie_A who have babies that are hitting their 40s if not already there who have babies.........in fact we all have twins. So that shows there are lots of us OAPs hovering around this wonderful site. Also look at Kimby's diary in the pregnancy section, she is no spring chicken either!

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 4:59pm

Woohoo!!

All you ladies have done brilliantly!

Elaine - Im not going to bother calling the co-op, I'll just go lie down in the cemetary. If you let me know where you are. I'll come and lie next to you! :snigger:

JannieWall - I know you from the Jan 10 cycle, so brilliant that you got your twins!! The girl becoming a grandmother, now thats scary! Actually my neice has 2 kids who now are coming up to the age where they could have children if they wanted.... 8| Will check out the other ladies, thanks!
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Monday, January 10th 2011, 5:05pm

It soon creeps up on you. My eldest God Daughter is 22, her mum is my age. I just know that any minute now she will announce that she is pregnant...she thinks it's highly amusing that I will by default be a God Granny in her eyes. I don't think so.

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 5:38pm

Hello :hello:

I am 36, so qualify for late 30's category and its less than 4 years till I hit 40 :what:

Time has gone so fast, my best friend has a son who will be 18 next month!

I am very lucky that I don't look my age though, and can pass for 26-7 so when I tell people I have grey hair they look at me like I am mad :snigger:


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Monday, January 10th 2011, 5:44pm

Moi??? Not a spring chicken??? Ah OK I'll agree with you on that one Jannie... :snigger:

I'm 35 weeks today with my first and I'll be 41 in April. Scary stuff!!

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 5:46pm

my best friend has a son who will be 18 next month!

Ok, that's just WRONG! :snigger:

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 5:52pm

Hi Shelbie!, I get told that I dont look my age, but I know that the arrival of a LO will drastically change that! Its like waving goodbye to the days that you got asked for ID at a bar or club in your twenties...although saying that my OH got ID'd for a bottle of wine about a year ago...he came skipping through the front door and was on cloud nine for about a week...I just sulked and bought him some eye wrinkle cream! ha!

Hey Kimby! I'll pop by your diary later.

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 5:59pm

While being closer to 25 at heart :D and about 18 in outlook :snigger: I too am hurtling towards 39 (in May) and I am a week behind you! I haven't got the guts to call myself pregnant yet, but hopefully I'll get there!

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 6:01pm


my best friend has a son who will be 18 next month!

Ok, that's just WRONG! :snigger:


AHEM! And mine doesn't shock you? :poke:




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Monday, January 10th 2011, 6:08pm

Hi Peony,

Congratulations on your BFP! I was 40 in November and am 7w+4 pregnant with twins, so due around the same time as you. It took a lot of trying and I can't quite believe it but we're v happy. Taking everything one day at a time though. Most of my close friends have had their babes aged 37+ and all are fine, glowing and haven't had too much wrinkle acceleration! And to a woman they're all thinner than before they had kids (got a feeling that I'll be the odd one out there though if I don't kill my current cheese-on-toast fetish.....)

Am with Eeyore on the pelvic floor exercises and have kick-started pilates again in an attempt to avoid the Tenna Lady pads for a few more years!

Wishing you a healthy happy pregnancy

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 6:15pm

Chatterbox - you can pop in here until you feel more confident if it feels less like a tri chat?

Eeore...22, I was shocked, however I just worked out my neice is 32 this year.....FFS!! :happy:

Itchers - I am looking forwrad to the 14 week mark when I can start the pregnancy yoga classes, until then it's pelvic floors all the way (and a pad just in case I sneeze!)
I too am hoping that I dont have any time to fill my face and will magically return to my 20 something figure...we shall see how that pans out!
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Monday, January 10th 2011, 6:30pm

hi there golden oldies

I am 37 so no spring chicken, I have not found pregnancy to be any harder than people I know who are younger than me, but maybe because I want it so badly I overlook the aches and pains :snigger:
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Monday, January 10th 2011, 8:18pm

AHEM! And mine doesn't shock you? :poke:

You'll be the most glamorous godgranny there ever was. In fact, when the time comes I might just start calling you GGG :happy:

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 8:24pm

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 9:25pm

Hi Jules, I'd like to join your new club!

I had my DS 6 days after my 39th birthday and I'm now coming up to 40-and-a-half and we're ttc #2 so if I'm very very lucky maybe I will be able to join up properly!

Congratulations on your pregnancy, btw! How are you getting on symptoms-wise? I didn't really have too many; a bit of queasiness in the afternoons for a few weeks and a general tiredness but nothing else much. I don't think I ever considered how I would have managed 10 or 20 years ago but that was probably as much because I didn't have any problems as because I can't believe how old I am! :snigger:
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Monday, January 10th 2011, 9:26pm

pmsl this made me laugh so hard I cried. I wasn't fortunate enought o get my BFP (due date woud've be 5th April if I had) but am also turning 39 in September and am just about to jump on the adoption rollercoaster, so guess (if we're approved) I'll be an 'old' mummy too. There's something to be said for a bit of experience though I reckon. I know what you mean about antenatal, though as I had to go for some scans last week and my gynae heartlessly sent me to antenatal for them (FFS) and the waiting room was full of pregnant children - it was at that point that it hit me that I really must be getting old now rotf

Anyhow, hope you don't mind me crashing your thread, but I thought it was brilliant. Good luck for a happy and healthy pregnancy - and if you need it, I have a couple of spare walking sticks that I can send you xxx

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 9:41pm

Oh stick around Demi, this thread is perfect!

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 10:10pm

Maybe I can come and play with you too? I've just turned 38, and we'll hopefully have our first IUI in not too long. (Waiting for my squirmish better half to get a bloody blood test done to be honest), and if that doesn't work it's IVF.

Time flies is such a cliché, but so true.

A friend of mine ended up with a surprise pregnancy at 42, one month before giving a first and final IVF a go. She now has a beatiful baby boy.

Happy and healthy pregnancy Peony, Itchers and Chatterbox (you're all an inspiration) - and for the rest of us, even if they're in the future!

Oh, and Demi - I know exactly what you mean. I sometimes see children pushing prams around - until I realise it's not their big sister!!!!

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 10:42pm

ooh lots of us here, hurrah!

Bravegirl - I think that the symptoms are always the same no matter what your age, its just how you overcome or deal with each one that may be different with age. For example I have heard stories about how rude some of the booking in staff at the maternity ward are that I will need to go to, back in the day I may not have had the courage to stand up for myself, but now I feel sure that I would just not tolerate it.
I'm the same as you, actually thankful for every little niggle as long as it's pregnancy related and looking forward to going through the pain of labour too!

Hey Jessica - Mums are welcome too, you will know where we are all at! I really hope that you get your #2(maybe #3 as a bonus?) Symptom wise I have nausea and a lot of random retching, a good appetite, constipation, tiredness, irritability and some early back problems, woah that looks a list, but I'm actually ok and know that my symptoms are small and am dealing with it....in between crying for no reason.

Demi - definitely stay! Adoption would have been the next route for us (and still may be one day) Spare sticks are always welcome, and any spearmint steradent?

Ialla - Of course you can join, the best of luck with your tests and IUI. It can and does happen and please stick around if you want to know the shape of things to come!

This thread has really made me smile today, it would be great to keep it going!

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 10:46pm

Me too!! I sort of wander around the forum all day without any real place of stability (*sniff*) but this thread feels like the kind of place where I'd like to pop my slippers and knitting down if that's ok with you?

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 10:49pm

Of course Eeyore! Please stay...and bring the custard creams and the wireless too!

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 10:51pm

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 10:54pm

oooohhhh - a thread where I don't have to hide the fact I dye my hair to cover up the grey, yay! :thumbsup:

I'll be 40 in autumn this year and over the last 8 months have learned so many new words to describe me and my "advanced age" by various doctors/ consultants as well as not allowed at apregnancy yoga class as it was only for the under 25's 8|

I am so excessively lucky and happy to be expecting my first in just a few weeks time - and the pregnancy is also a good excuse to be making all these weird little noises when getting up/sitting down (ahh/ouch/eeek) :snigger: . Luckily my antenatal class did have a mix of ages, not all children, which was very reassuring as up that point I seemed to be the only one in the world over 35. Even reading pregnancy mags /watching telly shows about it only ever feature the <35 or even sub-30....

Look forward to swaping stories with all you lovely ladies!

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 10:57pm

laugh1 ohhhhhh Eeyore - don't even joke about the knitting: am 3 baby cardies down & my friends threatened to by half-rimmed glasses (I don't even wear normal ones!!!!)

Love the thread

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 11:12pm

a good excuse to be making all these weird little noises when getting up/sitting down
Ah, this is definitely the place where I belong :P

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Monday, January 10th 2011, 11:35pm

Do I take the prize for being the oldest? :thumbup:


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Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 11:10am

Ah this thread looks fun -Hi everyone and thanks for kicking the thread off Jules and Eeyore.

I'm 41 for the time being! (Aaah).10 weeks pregnant. 7 weeks scan showed twins. I'm nervous about all the older pregnancy /mother things and just praying my memory and the size of my thighs won't get any worse!

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Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 7:08pm

Mima - I actually gasped out loud at the yoga age discrimnation thing! That is shocking!! I am looking to join one myself at 14 weeks and it hadnt even crossed my mind that there would be an issue with age!! Oooh now thats really got my goat! Under 25!!!???? Not even 30??? WTF? actually its made my stomach lurch with fear.... ;(
I'm definitely with you on the mags too!
Do you know I think that my boss told me that his 35 year old daughter was called a geriatric mother by someone 'professional' at one of her appointments...how hilarious! What is the world on?

Knitting...hmmnnn...I may just think about taking that up... :8o:

Scarlett - I think you are amazing at 45, and your little boy looks gorgeous, and the tiny little hand, such a sweet picture. You can have a lick of my ice cream! [zx161]

Nat! - Hello! Think we cycled together... I am soo scared about the weight issue, I am no wisp of a girl, 5'8'' and a size 16...I'm praying that the LO uses up some of my reserves or they will be airlifting to the hospital..twins is brilliant, very lucky indeed! Memory....thats another thing, I'm sure my boss is tsarting to write me off already, it's really bad, forgetting things completely or doing then twice...I reckon that for my maternity collection it will tickets for a saga holiday...
Oh and I forgot about osteo (yes osteo, see I really am a crumbly) appointment within 10 mins of reminding myself to leave work to get there in time, I had to rearrange for Friday forgetting that I am out for dinner after work....errr think I need to eat more fish....... [zx062] or set up alarms on my phone, now thats just genius!! :huh:

As far as pregnancy, had one of those days where I dont really feel that pregnant as I haven't been gagging enough...wtf? Did loads this morning and know that the only reaosn I didnt have my usual 4.30-5pm session is because a shoved a double decker down my throat at 3.30...but still the mental thoughts enter my diminishing brain cells.Ooh and cramps seem to have returned...I am telling myself to shut up as I type...
OOh and had my first double take from someone at my stomach today! hahahaha! Im only 8 weeks! Had my winter coat on which to be fair is getting a bit tight and the waist no longer really looks like where a waist should be and I was stood at a funny angle with my back arched...why??I dont know why!!! and he properly double taked my stomach, thought he was going to say something but then he looked at my double chin and probably just though....'fat' hahaha, still I love it!

Right gotta go, veg chilli is ready. I actually fancied beef stew and dumplings as someone mentioned the words on Radio 2 on the way home...(I was living it up as Radio 3 were talking crap about some wooden box and not playing classical to chill out my road rage ways on my drive)

Ooh its here, with cheese on top..yum!

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Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 8:23am

Can I join in? I was 34 when Mocch was born and 37 when Squidge came along, do I qualify as and older mother? If it helps, we joined the National Trust last year and I was a bit gutted that DH didn't pick up on my hints about one of those jigsaw boards and a jigsaw for Christmas, but he did get me a nice baking book instead.

Anyhoo, somewhere on this board there is a copy of that poem about wearing purple when you get old. It's about acting innapropriately for your age and I think that should be compulsory. What is 'age appropriate' anyway? I like dressmaking and jigsaws and looking round stately homes, but I also like going out to bars, smiling at attractive men and dancing the night away (but not to any of that modern rubbish, give me Abba!). got to go now the arthritis in my fingers is making it difficult to type.

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Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 11:07am

:laugh: Oh dear im well old then :teehee: I am 42 and expecting with a possibilty of triplets, waiting for my first scan next thursday to find out and getting ready for the shock too. I dont feel that old at all (could be to do with the fact my DH is 15 years younger) it keeps me young, I dont feel a day older than 30 to be honest, no creaking bones or bad wrinkles so I think im doing ok.
on the serious side I am slighty worried about the pregnancy and birth and have all the worries about the little babies but im quite fit and strong and feel ready to cope. [zx014] . :hugs: . Glad theres a nice thread for us all. I think its fine to have children later as long as your prepared , and feel ready to cope. :xxx3:

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Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 3:42pm

i love all these comments! i have a pretty funny story too

my step mam was 43 when she gave birth to my brother (hes 5 now) and he went through a stage at about 3 or 4 where he wanted to know how old everyone was. so my stepmam kindly informed him his dad was 43 and his mam was 26! so then we used to all go out as a family on saturday afternoons and my grandparents used to come too. and we were once sitting in this restaurant and my brother turns to the next table and says "hi my names Thomas George Patterson, im 5 years old, and my daddy is 43 and my mammy is 26!

so around the table there is obv my grandparents who are old! then there was my dad my step mam me and my husband, my husband had his arm around me and i look the double of my dad but the people on the other table assumed i was Toms mum and my dad was obviously his dad, i dont know what they thought about the fact that both me and my dad appeared to be with our new partners and my granny and grandad were sitting there like one big happy family! it was sooooooooo funny.

but even now he refuses to believe that his mam is actually 49, he insists shes 29. why would his mummy lie to him?

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Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 3:52pm

I"m 37 and am not hitting 40 yet. Am I???? Am I???????? Doesn't that sort of kind of nearly count as mid 30s???

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One of the joys of living in London (well my part of London anyway) is that all the mothers seem to be a lot older. Where I grew up a lot of the women my age are now grannies. Ughghghg.

I love the fact I am an older mother and spent my twenties travelling and not falling for the first man I met. It was definitely pay back time in my 30s with TTC but sod it, I wouldn't have it any other way now.
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Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 4:40pm

Ahhhh yes... I can look back fondly on my 20's and remember some of it..... pmsl

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Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 4:46pm

Chatterbox: If you remember your twenties, you weren't really there.
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Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 4:51pm

Only some of it ... The bit after I met DH.... :D (I was 27 and a bit!)

Me 40 DH 35 TTC 10yr
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peritonectomy, lost both tubes & most of left ovary Aug 07


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May10 BFP at 8+4 m/mc @10wk scan ERPC

Found: High NK cells, DQ Alpha match, LAD neg & PAI-1 pos...

NOV 2010 - Immune IVF at CARE Manchester
:BFP: [zx076] :girl: born 25/8/11

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Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 6:54pm

I am surprised but none of the medics have mentioned my age. I always get a shock though in antenatal when people give their DOB and its in the late 1980's!!
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Thursday, January 13th 2011, 8:49am

Eeyore: we need a head in the sand emoticon.

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Thursday, January 13th 2011, 10:41am

About time too! Thank you.
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