Kathryn - posted on 07/26/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
Just interested in some thoughts. I am 41 and I have a lovely little 4 month old baby boy to my partner of 2 years. It is his first child. My pregnancy went without any real problems and I gave birth naturally and drug free without anything out of the ordinary happening. I also have 3 teenagers from my marriage of 20 years. They are great kids who adore there little brother and are very accepting of my Partner and the age difference. My issue is, my partner really wants a sibling for our Son and I can fully appreciate him wanting that. I am worried however that I may be pushing my luck having another baby at 42-43? I have essential hypertension that surprisingly comes down to a normal level when pregnant and then shoots up again after birth. I have had this for years and been on BP meds since I was 26. So far it has never been an issue. I also have a real fear of the down syndrome risk. I am anti abortion but at the same time I don't think I am up to caring for a special needs child, and I know my partner would not cope with that. I know its sounds selfish but im just being honest. Anyone else out there in a similar situation?