pregnant at 42

Velissa - posted on 04/03/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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ive just found out im pregnant with baby 4 - im excited as i have felt i really wanted more but thought it was way to late! im also nervous about all the possible defects and complications. my other kids are 9, 7 and 4 - i just don't know what to do!!

would love to hear from others who have had similar experiences.

thankyou kindly
vel

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Sarah - posted on 04/04/2013

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I think you just have to trust that you will not be dealt something you can't handle. The chances increase after 40, but that does not mean you will be one of those. Do what you can do have a healthy pregnancy and then you just have to have faith. I know the worry is different but it is no different then if one of your born children ended up with some medical problem that you did not find out about until now. You still love them and they are still your children and they still bring you joy. You just have a road block that you have to figure out how to work through or get around. Same goes with this unborn child.....you will still love him/her and he/she will still bring you lots of joy. Sometimes the unknown is harder to deal with then the known. Each one of my children were planned, but unplanned (always wanted to have 3 kids, but the timing on when they arrived was not always my timing). For each one I worried about what this would mean and how things would work. It was scary to not know the future. But now I can't imagine my life without each one of them. They bring so much joy to both me and my husband. Even as siblings watching that relationship develop has been a blessing.

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