some of you know me from Tribes...... I started the over 40 with babies and small children thread... it got so long that I started a new one...
here it is...http://184.108.40.206/discussions/sho...threadid=46046
for those who don't know. I had my baby at 43. My first and only. I developed gestational diabetes... and had to give myself insulin for the last six weeks. Gross. I didn't feel comfortable with a home birth because of my age..
plus my doctor insisted on inducing because of the diabetes and the size of the baby. But really, it wasn't a bad experience. I mean, sure it is labor and that is hard. I went as long as I could without a spinal... after 13 hours I said, "I'll take the block now" and my baby was born within about three hours.
some moms have posted beautiful home births over forty. I think that is just awesome. I was a bit more comforted in a hospital but I felt it was successful that I didn't have a c section in a hospital that is notorius for c sections.
anyway, there are little things that do come up for us... like I frequently get asked if I have others.... and when I say no. There is genuine surprise.
Also one time I had a little girl look at me and my little baby and just say, "you're old." I had to laugh. I said "yeah, I guess you're right."
She by the way was from another country where moms start having kids at 15 so... I didn't take that much offense.
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