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February 9th, 2013, 09:43 AM
Join Date: Feb 2013
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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...

Hope to get to know you all!
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February 9th, 2013, 11:37 AM
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Hello and congratulations mama!!!

Well (NOT to be a scary negative doom gloom chick) my mom had 4 miscarriages between ages 24-37...and at 38 is when she had a bigtime surprise BFP with me .

I pray for you a healthy pregnancy and delivery!!
I am *NOT* giving up...and fingers crossed and best wishes to all on this site!
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February 13th, 2013, 07:20 AM
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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.
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February 13th, 2013, 07:40 AM
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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...?
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I am *NOT* giving up...and fingers crossed and best wishes to all on this site!
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February 13th, 2013, 08:29 AM
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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:-)
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February 14th, 2013, 10:09 AM
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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.
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February 22nd, 2013, 08:51 AM
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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.
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February 23rd, 2013, 07:02 AM
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I am 39 and due in June. I have been advised of every horrible risk. To date every test has resulted in a healthy girl

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February 23rd, 2013, 01:35 PM
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Hi and welcome. I am 41 baby due in August everything seems to be good so far. I am still a little nervous at times after 3 mc but the longer I stay pg the better I been feeling. Good luck to you.
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March 16th, 2013, 04:19 PM
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Congrats and welcome! A good friend of mine had her 1st baby at 43 just last year. She had a great pregnancy and a healthy baby boy!

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April 23rd, 2013, 09:13 AM
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I am 41 now and I will be 2 weeks shy of 42 when the baby is (hopefully) born
Stefanie, Wife to Paul, Mom to cailyn (15), caleigh (14), cameron (13) christopher (10), Lilly (5), Emma(4) and Staci (2) 3/12/12 5/9/12 7/05/2012 1/24/13

Baby Girl Anastasia is my Rainbow!! Diagnosed with T21...
We will journey together
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April 25th, 2013, 01:28 PM
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I was 39 when we conceived and turned 40 the next month. I'm due 10/17 with my 3rd baby {4th pregnancy}.
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May 9th, 2013, 03:22 PM
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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.

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