Any Other Older Moms?
As your elder...you literally made me snort with laughter the that! Of course, I'm old, so I can snort when I laugh if I want to. :0P
Yeah, my maternal fetal medicine doc tried to tell me that you placenta will age faster because I'm old (okay, he didn't say "old", he a more polite than that, but it's what he meant) and that I should induce at 39 weeks. This is in addition to my being diabetic, so they push me to induce because the baby might get too big or could die. Of course, they don't mention that the risk of dying is only when you haven't got good sugar control. Which I do. Just bugs me. So, I consent to NSTs to appease them and allow my baby to come in their own time. I have consented to inductions with Cytotec in the past and although I had a very good experience, I feel very fortunate after learning more about it. The most I would agree to at this point is natural methods. Which I know won't work if baby's not ready.
i am 36 and will be 37 when the babe arrives...i have a 2 year old as of 2/24 :) and my mw hasn't ever brought up age...i think she's about my age and she had her first a few months before i had mine...and just had her second yesterday. anyways...i have another friend using a birth center and midwives...and she just turned 35 and they are all over her with stuff she has to do for her AMA. i can tell you i wouldn't go through what she is choosing to go through! but, to each their own. :)
I'm 34 and will still be 34 when baby comes BUT at my first 2 appts they asked me my age and then asked how old I would be when I deliver. I (of course) respond with, I'm 34 and will still be 34 and they say "oh you missed the AMA cut off by 3 months etc etc but they dropped it after that. It seems strange to me that it would make such a HUGE difference if I'm 3 months away from 35 or actually 1 day past 35, ya know?!
I am AMA because I am 38
I have a 6 yr old girl and 3 yr old boy. I have a mw who works with an obgyn and so far genetic testing using blood tests is all that has been discussed a little more than usual. She is fine with my responses so far (wait and see if we need to be alarmed or test to be prepared for more support after birth.) I am fine with getting the 20 week anatomy scan and we will see if anything peculiar shows up then that needs extra care/attention.