Pregnant again at 44!

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Registered: 08-21-2011
Pregnant again at 44!
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Sun, 08-21-2011 - 10:55am

I'm kind of excited and nervous at the same time since I will be 45 when I deliver. This was totally unexpected.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 10:24am
Congratulations, how exciting for you! Have you told your other kids about the pregnancy yet?

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Registered: 09-01-2011
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 6:48pm

I just got on the computer to find support, information and find others like myself who was pregnant again...at 44!! I have a 12 year old son and a 5 year old son and thought we were done. My husband is 8 years younger than me and would have loved another child but we were content with the 2 healthy, bright sons we have. SHOCKER...today while at Wallgreens buying basics I had a strong intuition to pick up a pregnancy test. I have had a chronic UTI for several weeks and have felt very sick to my stomach. So, I took the test and that + came on quickly and very bold. I freaked. I took another test and the same result. I decided the test was probably old so I used another brand and the same POSITIVE result. I don't know how high the odds are a 44 year old woman can become pregnant without the aid of medications and actively trying but here I am. I wonder "Oh my gosh...do I have the energy to do this again?" and "Wow, what a incredible blessing" and "How will a new baby impact my other 2 very active boys" and "Will the baby be healthy" and even although I am ashamed to admit this and I am probably not totally alone, I think "Will the baby feel odd when he or she is 10 and I am 54 years old?". I see the doctor tomorrow and will be able to know how pregnant I am and want to ultimately be followed by a high risk OBGYN because of my age and the fact I have had MS for 22 years. I cannot tell my parents yet as my mom and dad live 5 minutes away and are very involved in the boys lives. My mom has said at least 100 times..."Aren't you so happy you are done with bottles and diapers. You could never have another baby". So.....Please some support or words of wisdom or just knowing that other women have safely delivered at 44-45 and are doing great. Congratulations to you and hope to see you often on this board!!!

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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 8:31pm

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Registered: 09-09-2011
Thu, 09-15-2011 - 11:56am

Congratulations to you guys and glad to see this board is busy and we all seem to be going through the same things.....funny, I was pregnant when I was 18 and nervous to tell my parents and now I'm pregnant at 42 and nervous to tell my parents AND MY KIDS!!