Anyone Trying for a baby over 40?

Rosa - posted on 11/20/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi anyone else trying for another baby over 40, my youngest is 8

Would love to hear some positive stories, suffered a miscarriage last year really nervous it could happen again, also have twins age 10 and a 14 year old. x

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Donna - posted on 03/04/2013

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We are trying to conceive and I am 42 and have a 10 y/o son. I miscarried Feb. 2012, then miscarried again in Oct. 2012. I am flustered by the notion that each time by different doctors, they focused on age being a factor. I come from a genetic line of woman giving birth into later years and this was never considered unusual or bad till the modern world deemed it so. Many doctors would like to present the statistics of women over 35 at a higher risk for defects, but this cannot be said any differently for younger women as they are at higher rates to give birth to down syndrome than older women (docs don't want to tell you this). Some docs say it is because of the lack of prenatal care that younger women would be more prone to aborting the child if they knew the baby was not whole. The medical reasoning is in fact that the younger a woman the less likely they are to produce healthy eggs (kinda sounds like what they tell older women doesn't it?). The stats cannot be compared between ages as the number of live births are so varied between age ranges it is not a true comparison to state older women are more prone to have issues. I just believe we take longer because of our body's need to hormonally alter itself. This does not mean we will not conceive. I am heart broken as I believe I have just lost this month again, but could not confirm it, only to say I had been up with all the usual symptoms from a week late, huge breasts, facial lips swelling to puking, My husband really wants to keep trying too and I can only pray we can have one more child. You have been blessed to have so many children an wish you all the best in growing your family.

Tracy - posted on 11/20/2012

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Hi I'm trying to get pregnant at 37 I'm a little scared myself cause I have had many pregnancy difficulties. My encouragement is the Lord will bless us with a child. My husband and I pray that we will be able to give my 9yr old a sibling. We will pray for you as well, but I totally understand your feelings.

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