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November 27th, 2011, 10:28 AM
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My name is Megan and I am 36 years old and trying to conceive baby #3. Well going to start trying in the spring. I have a lot of mixed emotions about my age and the concerns that come with it along with a myriad of other health issues. I really don't know a lot about the facts of pregnancy over 35 so I'm very interested in what all you have to say.
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November 28th, 2011, 04:51 PM
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Hi, Megan! I'm Jenny, 39, pregnant with my first (8 weeks to go!). It seems like everybody has a different pregnancy story, but I have to say that my pregnancy has been a breeze. My body is handling it really well, and I haven't had any major concerns or issues for this whole 7 months. I really don't feel that my age has been as big a factor as the whole medical system makes it seem - they treat you like you have a dangerous condition sometimes - but I was healthy before and I'm still just as healthy, and pregnancy is a natural occurrence that happened without any outside help, so it's still something my body is prepared to do. That was my outlook the whole time, and it's worked really well.

I hope that the health issues you mentioned are minor, and wish you the very best of luck as you ttc! It's such an exciting adventure and I hope everything works out perfectly for you!
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November 29th, 2011, 01:41 PM
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Hi Megan,

Joanne here. I just had my 4th baby in February at age 42. I just turned 43 last week.

We started our family 5 years ago, so we had 4 children in that time. I didnt' have my first baby till I was 37.



Oh and age is just a number....I had fantastic pregnancies and felt like I was 25 Best of luck to you.
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November 30th, 2011, 02:49 PM
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I'm glad to hear you've all had nice pregnancies! Thanks for responding!
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