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Good luck to you!
I say hell no, you're not too old for this. I'm 42 and will be 43 by my due date and I'm expecting my first child. It was not really a planned pregnancy, and I'll likely be a single Mom raising this child and that's sure to present some challenges. But I'm extremely excited to become a Mom. Not only that, things have gone fine with the pregnancy overall and it seems I'm on track to have a healthy baby four months from now. I'm just saying at 41, age doesn't have to be the deciding factor concerning whether or not the time is right in your life for this.
My name is Valerie and I am 40. I am currently pregnant with Baby #3 and will deliver 3 weeks shy of my 41st birthday. I can't think of a greater present!
Having a baby over 40 hasn't effected me at all, but I must share that I entered the baby-making game late! LOL Due to male-factor infertility, my husband and I did not conceive our firstborn (daughter) until I was 35. Our second baby, a boy, was a totally spontaneous conception. This third baby, also a boy, is another spontaneous and most-welcome addition! So, as you can see, I've always been AMA when birthin' my babies! LOL
I will share with your that my first trimester NT screening did come back with an elevated RISK for Down Syndrome. Not a diagnosis. That did add a bit of stress to my life, but all of our follow-up appts. with the perinatologist have gone well and no soft-tissue markers have been found for DS. We've made the decision to forgo doing amnio and are just accepting whatever God intends for our little family.
I absolutely do not think you are too old, but I know that there are career considerations as well as other children to consider when making this decision. It sounds as if you are certainly contemplative about it.
Wishing you all the best,Valerie
Many, many thanks for all your replies!