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#241 of 323 Old 06-13-2011, 03:57 PM
 
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wave.gif hello goddess mamas!

 

just stopped by to announce the birth of our beautiful boy, eliot quinn (we call him quinn), born at home unassisted on june 8, 2011. we are so blessed and overjoyed! love.gif

 

many blessings and good vibes to you all.

 

 


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Hello, mamas!

 

I thought I had joined, but I see that I did not.  I am 38, pregnant with #3. We have 2 sons, 22 years old and 7 years old. This one was a pleasant surprise.

 

I am almost 11 weeks pregnant.  I have my second midwife appointment next week for a homebirth.


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Congratulations!!!!!  I love the name Quinn smile.gif

 

 

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just stopped by to announce the birth of our beautiful boy, eliot quinn (we call him quinn), born at home unassisted on june 8, 2011. we are so blessed and overjoyed! love.gif

 

many blessings and good vibes to you all.

 

 



 


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congrats to Mamatoabunch and BHappy.  Welcome to FarmerCathy and NishaG.
 

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Congratulations!!!!!  I love the name Quinn smile.gif

 

 


me too.  however, we had it on our list of possible girl names.

 


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I would like to join you all!

 

name Lotus1

 

Age at EDD 41, DH 44

 

This is baby #2 (many losses though)

 

DS is almost 5!

 

And I have hyperemesis :( (had it with DS also, but worse this time - on IV fluids and zofran pump)

 

Hoping for midwife and hospital water birth... currently followed by perinatologist. 

 

Having 1st trimester screening tomorrow - nervous! but hoping for the best!

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EDD 12/27

 

12 weeks, 1 day currently

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welcome lotus1 and good luck at the screening tomorrow.


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Welcome, Lotus1! 

 

Hope the first-tri screening went well. For me that was the one of the more challenging things emotionally during this, my first pregnancy, with all the warnings about being an older mom (38.) But am now realizing that each pregnancy is as unique as the baby and age doesn't necessarily have much to do with it.

 

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Thank you samstress and amycolefarrell!

 

the US results were good!

 

have to wait a week for the blood results.

 

feeling more reassured now.

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Hello Mamas, 

 

It's been a while since I've posted in this tribe... since I've introduced myself a while back.  Currently have 5-6 weeks left in this pregnancy and it's been going well.  From what I've been reading of many of you who have joined this tribe, I MAY just be one of the older mamas here (42).  But that's okay.  With age comes wisdom and this being my 5th baby (6th pregnancy), I'd like to think I'm wiser than I was when I started out having kids.  Then again.. with some things.. we just never learn!   smile.gif

 

Nice to read about the various ages and stages of pregnancies.

 

Perhaps I should start an over 40 tribe???  

 

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Hello Mamas, 

 

It's been a while since I've posted in this tribe... since I've introduced myself a while back.  Currently have 5-6 weeks left in this pregnancy and it's been going well.  From what I've been reading of many of you who have joined this tribe, I MAY just be one of the older mamas here (42).  But that's okay.  With age comes wisdom and this being my 5th baby (6th pregnancy), I'd like to think I'm wiser than I was when I started out having kids.  Then again.. with some things.. we just never learn!   smile.gif

 

Nice to read about the various ages and stages of pregnancies.

 

Perhaps I should start an over 40 tribe???  

 

Blessings to you all.



I'm over 40 too- I will be 10 days shy of 45 when this babe is due (3 weeks from now) so an over 40 tribe sounds good to me!

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the US results were good!

 

feeling more reassured now.


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Perhaps I should start an over 40 tribe???  


maybe, since it's really not so out of the ordinary to be 35+ and pregnant anymore.  i made the thread 35+ because that's when they consider you of AMA (also, i wanted to participate in the thread). smile.gif  had my first at 35 and second at 39.  i always thought if we had another i'd start a 40+ and pregnant tribe, although i'm pretty sure we're done. 

 


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Another over-40 mama here! I will be 42 when this little boy makes his appearance earth-side. I was 36 with my first, and 38 with my second. If it was up to me, I would keep on having babies until the egg farm shuts down, but I have to admit, the increase of genetic issues has me kind of creeped out. I don't know if I can handle the stress again. My religion forbids artificial birth control, but allows natural family planning for grave reasons, and I do believe the higher odds of a child with chromosomal abnormalities probably qualifies as grave reason... I'm just not sure if I could actually actively decide to not get pregnant anymore. It's such a dilemma! I feel kind of gipped (sp?) because I don't feel 41. I don't feel any older than with my first, energy-level-wise, or with regards to general physical condition. Ah well, it is what it is!

Anyway, I would definitely join an over-40 tribe, I love talking to other expectant moms my age. Most preggo women I run into (online or real life) are in their late twenties.  


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I want to belong to this tribe too. I just found out--at an ultra sound to rule out pancreatis or liver disease--that I am pregnant. I'm 43 and will have just turned 44 when this baby arrives in mid-November 2011. My partner is 38. I'm anxious because I had a very intense at home miscarriage in January. I never had had a period, so I assumed that I was menopausal due to intense emotions (crying a lot), the inability to keep a thought in my head, and of course that fact that af never came back.  Two naturopathic doctors had told me I probably was menopausal. I had all the symptoms: extra padding around my waste, very tender breasts, exhaustion, achy hip joints, extreme sadness.  The ultrasound doctor called in my partner and daughter and the baby announced its existence to us while we all wept for joy. I stared at the tv monitor through my tears in utter disbelief. It seems totally surreal to me. I had been hoping to become pregnant for a couple of years. My daughter is 7, and I was finally getting able to tell her that we would consider adopting so she could have a sibling. This little baby is already 17 weeks along!

 

This was only three days ago, and I'm in Peru's capital, where, like so much native wisdom, midwifery is frowned upon. I feel I need a combination of a wise midwife and a bit of technology to make sure this baby is OK, but I'm coming around to the idea that an amnio is not going to make me any less worried, and could just make me more worried. After that intense miscarriage, I don't think I could terminate based on an amnio.

 

 Looking forward to hearing about your pregnancy experiences in the over 35 tribe. i had a totally natural birth with a midwife in rural pennsylvania when I was 36 (and therefore already "high risk").  I assume we'll go back there, but it means alot of travelling, so I'm dreaming of a home birth, but also nervous about complications.  I'll welcome any thoughts or comments.

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First and most important: congratulations!!! joy.gif I can't imagine the surprise and shock you must have experienced. To me it sounds like a door that you thought was being shut, locked and bolted down, was suddenly flung wide open again. How wonderful! I hope you will be able to find the right care for you, I have no idea how to go about finding a trustworthy midwife in Lima, but I agree with you on the amnio. It's a double edged sword. At my 20 week ultrasound they found a marker for Trisomy 18, and an amnio would tell us exactly what we are looking at. But since we would never terminate, for any reason, I am not so sure I need to know. At least not right away. It's hard to explain. Take care of yourself, and keep us posted on everything!


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First and most important: congratulations!!! joy.gif I can't imagine the surprise and shock you must have experienced. To me it sounds like a door that you thought was being shut, locked and bolted down, was suddenly flung wide open again. How wonderful! I hope you will be able to find the right care for you, I have no idea how to go about finding a trustworthy midwife in Lima, but I agree with you on the amnio. It's a double edged sword. At my 20 week ultrasound they found a marker for Trisomy 18, and an amnio would tell us exactly what we are looking at. But since we would never terminate, for any reason, I am not so sure I need to know. At least not right away. It's hard to explain. Take care of yourself, and keep us posted on everything!

(((Hugs there mama))) they found a marker for me as well and that's when I decided to get an amnio even though Dh was against it. A choroid plexus cyst was found but amnio confirmed baby was healthy and recent US confirmed cyst is gone. I hope all goes well and your baby is healthy too.
 

 

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That's the same thing they found in mine. What had me puzzled, is that they said the cyst was part of the placenta, and not of the baby. As far as I know, a choroid plexus cyst is in the baby's brain. That, coupled with the fact that the 20 week ultrasound didn't show any other markers like growth falling behind, skull measurements, heart issues and such, made me decide that an amnio is not something I want to do right now. 


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I think we're going to do first trimester screening, even though I can't think about it without imagining all the worst case scenarios and that stresses me out. After what we went through to get pregnant (IVF) I don't know if I could terminate. Not that it would be easier for people who conceived naturally, but the thought of having to do all that again makes me bawling.gif.


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Hi,

 

Thanks very much for this comment. It help me to think about my ideals.

 

Tks again and pls keep posting.

 

If you want to get more materials that related to this topic, you can visit: Pregnancy over 35 risks

 

Best regards.

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welcome sorprendida11 and congrats!

 

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Another over-40 mama here! I will be 42 when this little boy makes his appearance earth-side. I was 36 with my first, and 38 with my second. If it was up to me, I would keep on having babies until the egg farm shuts down, but I have to admit, the increase of genetic issues has me kind of creeped out. I don't know if I can handle the stress again. My religion forbids artificial birth control, but allows natural family planning for grave reasons, and I do believe the higher odds of a child with chromosomal abnormalities probably qualifies as grave reason... I'm just not sure if I could actually actively decide to not get pregnant anymore. It's such a dilemma! I feel kind of gipped (sp?) because I don't feel 41. I don't feel any older than with my first, energy-level-wise, or with regards to general physical condition. Ah well, it is what it is!

Anyway, I would definitely join an over-40 tribe, I love talking to other expectant moms my age. Most preggo women I run into (online or real life) are in their late twenties.  


I totally agree with you saying "if it was up to you, you would keep having babies until the egg farm shuts down".  My question is.... if it's not up to you (and dh I assume) then who is it up to?   I'm of the mindset that if it's supposed to happen, it will.  Just welcomed ds last week (I'm 42 now) and already want another one!!!  (he makes baby #5).  Is that crazy??? 

 


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I totally agree with you saying "if it was up to you, you would keep having babies until the egg farm shuts down".  My question is.... if it's not up to you (and dh I assume) then who is it up to?  


Good point! First off, we need to use common sense in that we are on a very low income and if we are to have another baby, DH would really need either a different job or an extremely large, extremely unlikely raise. Not being able to pay for food and clothes for our children constitutes grave reason to not have another one right away. And I am afraid that my time is limited. How many more years can I realistically expect to be fertile?

I am already so fortunate, I have been blessed with two healthy girls and one healthy little boy-on-the-way, it feels greedy to keep expecting more... I don't know, it's hard to express my feelings on this adequately, especially in a language that is not my own. 

 


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Hi everyone, I was 50 when I had my twins, natural birth no problems at all. Very easy smooth pregnancy. I was suppose to be going trhough the change of life (menopause) and low and behold healthy babies. My other five children all grown were happy but afraid for all of us. Both my grandparents where older when they had their last babies also. One was 49 the other 51. life is a mystery no one knows what might happen. I feel (after the shock) have be blessed with seven healthy childrené

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I totally agree with you saying "if it was up to you, you would keep having babies until the egg farm shuts down".  My question is.... if it's not up to you (and dh I assume) then who is it up to?   I'm of the mindset that if it's supposed to happen, it will.


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I am already so fortunate, I have been blessed with two healthy girls and one healthy little boy-on-the-way, it feels greedy to keep expecting more... I don't know, it's hard to express my feelings on this adequately, especially in a language that is not my own. 


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i think you said it quite well and i agree.  i feel quite fortunate to have two beautiful, healthy children and think that perhaps i should quit while i'm ahead.  why should i think that i should keep being so fortunate and why should i want for more when others have much less.  however, at the same time, i would love my family to grow.  my husband and children bring me more joy than anything else.
 

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Hi everyone, I was 50 when I had my twins, natural birth no problems at all. Very easy smooth pregnancy. I was suppose to be going trhough the change of life (menopause) and low and behold healthy babies. My other five children all grown were happy but afraid for all of us. Both my grandparents where older when they had their last babies also. One was 49 the other 51. life is a mystery no one knows what might happen. I feel (after the shock) have be blessed with seven healthy childrené


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my grandmother had her youngest at 42 (and that was 50 years ago), so why shouldn't i be able to as well?

 


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Hi everyone, I was 50 when I had my twins, natural birth no problems at all. Very easy smooth pregnancy. I was suppose to be going trhough the change of life (menopause) and low and behold healthy babies. My other five children all grown were happy but afraid for all of us. Both my grandparents where older when they had their last babies also. One was 49 the other 51. life is a mystery no one knows what might happen. I feel (after the shock) have be blessed with seven healthy childrené


Wow, you make me feel so young at 44. Im 13 weeks now.

It is really amazing and wonderful that you were able to do this. It does sound like there is a genetic predisposition in your family to being able to have children at a later age. Its all such a mystery and seems so random that some women can have children later and others cant. Diet is supposed to make a difference. Were you particularly health conscious i wonder? 

 

AFM, i do watch what i eat, but dont do any special diets. There were a couple of older women on this board who were raw foodists.

 

There is a study that says women 44 or older who conceive naturally and bring the baby to term are more likely to live to 100.  Do people live to an older age in your family? I will dig up that link.

 

I wonder if you could contribute to  this thread  if you have the time

http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1314853/over-43-and-pregnant-are-you-taking-extra-precautions/  

 

All the best in your pregnancies and births to other over 35 mamas on this board!

 

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Our son, Lennon August was born at 12:59 am on August 28. 8.09lbs, 24ins long and healthy! We had a wild ride of a labor experience. After laboring naturally for 16 hours at a birthing center, we were transfered to the attached hospital because our son's head was in the wrong position. We labored an additional 3 hours there with a walking epidural and oxytocin drip with no change. He was then born by c-section. There was green water in my amniotic fluid so they were happy to not have waited any longer. His little head had it's "cone" in the wrong place, evidence that he was trying with all his mite to come out, just in the wrong way. By the time of the c-section birth, I was fully dilated and he was as far down as he could go...we were ready for it to happen. Though it was such a surprise detour from our original plan, we feel like we took every step to stick to it and feel good about our birth experience. Also, at 38, I worried during the whole pregnancy that I should have gotten amnio to rule out genetic disorders but now feel proud that I didn't give into my fears and trusted that, based on the screening tests, my child was healthy. Thanks for letting me share! love.gif


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There is a study that says women 44 or older who conceive naturally and bring the baby to term are more likely to live to 100.  I will dig up that link.


i'd be interested to read that study.
 

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Our son, Lennon August was born at 12:59 am on August 28. 8.09lbs, 24ins long and healthy! We had a wild ride of a labor experience. After laboring naturally for 16 hours at a birthing center, we were transfered to the attached hospital because our son's head was in the wrong position. We labored an additional 3 hours there with a walking epidural and oxytocin drip with no change. He was then born by c-section. There was green water in my amniotic fluid so they were happy to not have waited any longer. His little head had it's "cone" in the wrong place, evidence that he was trying with all his mite to come out, just in the wrong way. By the time of the c-section birth, I was fully dilated and he was as far down as he could go...we were ready for it to happen. Though it was such a surprise detour from our original plan, we feel like we took every step to stick to it and feel good about our birth experience. Also, at 38, I worried during the whole pregnancy that I should have gotten amnio to rule out genetic disorders but now feel proud that I didn't give into my fears and trusted that, based on the screening tests, my child was healthy. Thanks for letting me share! love.gif


congrats to you amy and welcome to baby lennon.  so glad you have a healthy little boy. :)

 


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Congratulations Amycolfarell!

 

Samstress, ill look up the link....

 

 

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Samstress, ill look up the link....

 


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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. 

 

http://www.immortalhumans.com/increase-your-lifespan-by-having-a-baby-in-your-40s-or-50s/

 

I know that research is out there somewhere. I remember distinctly the numbers '100' and '44' being mentioned. I will find it eventually!

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