Sue - posted on 06/04/2013 ( 54 moms have responded )
I am going to be 38 yrs old soon and just found out I am about a month pregnant. I am scared and have so many mixed emotions. I have 2 other kids under the age of 10 and I am very happy with our family. I never expected to conceive another child.
I never thought in my life I would ever consider abortion but I am worried because of my age and for the child's health bc the older you are the more risk for abnormalities. I also am concerned because a lot of people in my family died under 50 yrs of age. I don't excercise as I should and I eat "ok" i'm not a health fanatic and I smoke. I am very content with my life but just never expected this. I feel so guilty for even thinking the possibility of termination but am petrified if we can financially have another child, will I have the energy to be a good mom like I was to my other 2 kids, will I live to see this child graduate highschool or even possibly get married. the odds seem so stacked against me.