Tubal Reversals and pregnancy after 40

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Registered: 01-27-2012
Tubal Reversals and pregnancy after 40
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Fri, 01-27-2012 - 2:12pm

Hi Ladies,

I am a wife and a mother of 9 children, 7 who I gave birth to.

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Registered: 11-01-2011
Fri, 01-27-2012 - 2:55pm

Hi and welcome to the Board :)

Wendy

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Registered: 10-12-2010
Fri, 01-27-2012 - 4:38pm

Well first, I'm pretty impressed that you've given birth to 7 children. That's amazing. And you've welcomed 2 more -- incredible. So, I think you're probably made of the stuff that could get you through anything, including a pregnancy at 43!

I'm 41, will be 42 when the baby is born, and I am crazy wiped out. But is that my age, or is it just the first trimester, which gets to the best of us? I don't really know. It's kind of like childbirth. We know it's hard, we know it's not necessarily pain-free, but we keep going back because it's not that hard, not that painful, at least not in our memory to the point that we wouldn't do it again. Maybe this is like that. And it's not event that it's bad -- it's just that I'm exhausted in a way I've not been in a long time.

I'm not saying DON'T do it -- babies are a blessing, and you certainly have the stuff! I think you just go into it knowing that maybe it won't be as easy as it may have been before, so you maybe prepare to get more rest, eat healthier than usual, get help with the children more, etc. But then I'm certain at 21 when I had my first, it wasn't easy, either. I just don't have such recall. ;)

I wish you luck in your decision. But again, I think you could totally do it. :)


Brie
Mom to Libby/17, William/12, and Jacob/8