I'm so glad to hear more stories of us older moms. Age can be a choice. I want another one after having our first. Am so loving it, but was/am concerned about waiting to much longer.
Geriatric and proud! I had babies at 37 and 41. I’m 43 now and feel like I have better wisdom and resources to take care of them. My only regret is that I will not be around for most of their adult lives.
Amen! I feel so much better now than if I had our little guy when we were younger. Its like he'll get the better version of me rather than the younger.
Check out "Fortyish mommas club" on Facebook. A new community just for us 40(ish) baby mommies (35+). A closed group to connect with other "mature" mothers.
So 36 is OK. I did feel very old at the doc's office, especially with the extra monitoring. But outside of there, the public could hardly see my belly and thought I was way younger.
I just looked for that group n dont see it!
Had my 1st at 26 and my second at 31. I don’t think we should call moms geriatric until they are maybe in their 50s-60
I don’t think anyone should ever call a mom geriatric. No one labels the men. Women get old but men become silver foxes. It’s a horrible double standard and pregnancy is hard enough when you have problems. Being a mother is the toughest job in the world but the most rewarding and satisfying. Doctors need to get a grip and address the real issues if there are any and not label moms to be.
I had my youngest last year at 39 and didn't have the experience of being made to feel too old. I guess that's one of the great things about utilizing nurse-midwives. They do a lot of things differently, though. :)
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