Originally Posted by mudsummer
Oh and thanks alot broodywoodsy girl for the links. I appreciate it and your right I shouldn't give in to the old mom thing. I don't look it, I don't feel it and 3 generations or more of women on both sides of my family have had healthy children at home after 40!
Some women over the age of 35 aren't as physically fit for birth. Some women over a certain age will run into problems with deteriorating placentas or whatever else they say the "dangers" are. BUT....there are a whole HOST of problems that women who are much younger than that can run into because of diet, overall health,family history, whatever else. Having a poor diet and/or being in poor health overall puts you at MUCH higher risk for pretty much EVERYTHING than being over 35.
If you were forty, but you told me some days you feel fifty because you're so out of shape and your overall health is so bad...then I might tell you something different. But if you've birthed before, are in good shape, have a good diet and are an overall healthy person with strong birthers (especially past a certain age) in your family history...I wouldn't think about your age for a moment.
To be completely honest, I wouldn't start thinking about my age as being a problem until I was past 45. I just wouldn't. A lot of the degeneration and "Age related problems" are, in my opinion, as a result of long term deficiencies and improper nutrition. The diets of women in our country, even the ones who think they eat a relatively healthy diet, are horrible. Our bodies are NOT supported properly by our diets and we wreak havoc with our hormones with contaminated meats, soy in everything and pasteurized and irradiated foods.
We are not getting the nutrition we need to remain vital producers of healthy children for as long as we could, I believe, if we were all eating good, fresh, clean whole foods. Anyway...you guys have already heard that rant from me!