welcome to our newest members. i'm a little behind on updating the birth announcements in the original post (it's pretty common for ladies to check in here a few times while pregnant, but to never come back and let us know they had their babies, so i have to seek the info out myself). i'm a wee bit busy, of course, with a 4-month-old, but would like to keep this thread going because i got a lot of support here while pregnant with my son (and who knows, i may be back again as a pregnant mama yet again).
Originally Posted by contactmaya
Wow, so annoying. I cannot find that link anywhere. Not on my computer, not on google, and not where i thought i had posted it here. However, this was another interesting article i found at the same time.
I know that research is out there somewhere. I remember distinctly the numbers '100' and '44' being mentioned. I will find it eventually!
this is great, thanks. i just shared it with all my AMA friends as well. if/when you find the other one, please share.
Originally Posted by wigirlprb
So wonderful to see everyone on here! I'm 41 (42 when baby arrives) and pregnant with our 6th. I'll admit to being a bit scared by the statistics but I figure this was an unexpected blessings and know all will work out fine! I'm due on May 6th. Looking forward to getting to know you all!
congrats and welcome. i see you're in redlands. we're practically neighbors -- i'm in upland. :)
Originally Posted by Purple Piggie
I'm new here too. I just got my BFP yesterday and am so excited! I'll be turning 38 in a couple of weeks. The first time I went through all this, I was 33. I'm so much more exhausted right now (and I'm only 4 weeks along) than I remember being 5 years ago. My due date is June 8/12.
It's nice to see other +35 ladies having healthy uncomplicated pregnancies. It is definitely reassuring. For those of you who have had other pregnancies and births, how does this compare to past ones at a younger age?
congrats and welcome. i totally hear you on the exhausted front. i had my first just shy of my 35th birthday and then my son (a little over four years later) just after i turned 39. both pregnancies were uneventful and both babies and i were healthy throughout, but i did feel a lot more tired with the second. luckily, since ds arrived, i seem to have my usual stamina back. i'm tired, of course, what mom with a newborn isn't, but i don't feel any worse than i did after my first. i actually probably feel better this time around. i think i've just been a lot more at ease with baby #2. being a new mom was a bit stressful for me, but i haven't had the same stresses this time. heck, i may just do this again. :)
Originally Posted by UnassistedMomma
I'm 41 now and due within a couple of days before my 42nd birthday. This was very, VERY unplanned and I'm still processing. I only skimmed this very long thread, but it was nice to see so many stories of healthy, normal pregnancies and babies for us older moms!
congrats and welcome. i'm hoping to just keep adding to the birth announcement list (plan on adding ages -- not sure why i didn't to begin with) so other AMA mamas can see how many of us are having happy and healthy babies past 35.