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Hello - I remember being on here 8 yrs ago when I was pregnant with my daughter. She will be 8 in July. I am pretty shocked after taking a preg test yesterday....it turned postive in about 3 seconds! I am 40 and will be 41 when the baby is born.
We didn't expect or plan this but we believe it's meant to be so we are happy! I will be getting a test at my doc next week to confirm.
Only thing I am afraid of is miscarriage. Never had one but they say the chances over 40 are higher...
Thanks! I am not sure why my nerves have gotten to me. No reason to believe I would mc but I guess because of the age, it had made me a bit nervous! Confirmed pregnancy @ doc yesterday and they say I am around 6wks 6 days.
Well I think you're having a very valid reaction to a surprise situation! At my last OB appt, I asked my doctor if I aught to hang it up when it comes to having more kids (I'm 38)---and his literal reply was "I don't start monitoring 'high risk' pregnancies until the mother is 44." **44**!!!!
Aw mama---congratulations! When is that due date? About September...?
Congratulations! I too am 40 and expecting my 4th child in August. I can totally understand you being worried of miscarriage. I was so paranoid in the beginning, but now that I am finally in the 2nd trimester I am starting to feel less worried:-) Hang in there, and all though everything you hear is so scary, the majority of women our age go on to have healthy beautiful babies:-)
I guess because everyone talks about the 40 like it's the doomsday age! lol. I feel fine. Have another appointment tonight at 6pm just to go over medical history etc. Then they will schedule the ultrasound etc.
I'm 40 and will be 41 when this baby is born as well. Though this is my first pregnancy. I saw my doctor at 7 weeks and she said everything looked perfect. Baby was measuring perfectly, I was off 2 days from LMP. Baby is positioned perfect, there is no blood, I have had no spotting at all. I have a 10 week appointment soon and she said if it looks normal, we can even start telling people.
Tracy: great! It's always nerve wracking. I agree that it can be morbid to hear others talk about pregnancy as if you must be able to carry one right off or you're defective; age is relative to other issues, too, so even though it only takes one bad apple to spoil a bunch, it is more precautionary than fact "only." Try not to let it get to you.
I can't believe DH went ahead and told people the next day! I was hoping to wait until I was 8 or 9 weeks...lol.