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8miraclez August 30th, 2011 12:24 PM

How old is too old?
 
I know if we didn't have any kids, everyone would say 40 isn't too old. But when you already have 7 or 8, it changes things. We aren't planning anymore right away but would still like at least 1 more. Is 40 too old to be trying for more? At what age is it too old?

Repti.Mom August 30th, 2011 12:39 PM

Re: How old is too old?
 
"Too old" to me is after menopause. The ladies that are 70 and getting IVF are crazy! 40 is not old. To some people 40 sounds old for a woman, but they don't even bat an eye if a man is 40 or even older and has young children. In the end it is your personal decision :)

Momtothe6thpower August 30th, 2011 04:43 PM

Re: How old is too old?
 
I agree, I think it's a personal decision.

And go on with your bad self thinkin' of havin' another already! I'm still to sleep deprived to even consider it, lol!

jhmomofmany August 31st, 2011 08:12 AM

Re: How old is too old?
 
I have a friend who had her 9th baby at 42, another friend who had her 11th baby somewhere in her early 40's. AND I know at least one woman who just had her third and is "done" because she thinks 30 is too old.

butterfly68 August 31st, 2011 12:29 PM

Re: How old is too old?
 
I'd think the opposite actually, that 40 is "old" to be just starting a family but not to be continuing a large family.

if that makes sense LOL.

MamaJessie August 31st, 2011 08:51 PM

Re: How old is too old?
 
It's a personal decision. It's impossible for one person to answer for another, just like "how many is too many"

gustka48 December 15th, 2012 05:22 PM

Re: How old is too old?
 
40 isn't old by any means, but you also have to consider the increased risk of getting pregnant after the age of 40 as well.

HalfDozen December 15th, 2012 05:44 PM

Re: How old is too old?
 
We always swore we wanted to be done by the time we were 30. So, we had 3, which was the number we agreed on before getting married, by the time we were 24 (almost 25). For a while, we thought that was good. We decided to have "just one more" at 34 and now we're having another at 36. Like others, I think it's all relative and a personal decision. For me, we had a bit of a scare with this one, which I'm pretty sure has to do with our age, and I don't think I can handle that stress of worrying again.


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