Just turned 40, weighing #3 baby
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|Tue, 10-10-2006 - 9:48pm|
Just found this board. I turned 40 on 9/2. I'm trying to decide right now if we should try for #3. I LOVE being pregnant, and have an almost 7 year old, an almost 2 year old. It took a bit longer to conceive #2 (about 5 months).
Part of me loves our little family exactly as it is, but another part thinks I have one more baby in me and that we should try again. I like the idea of our little one having a companion...but, part of me is terrified of the increased odds for a baby with "problems," but another part thinks that 20 yo women have babies with "problems" and that God will take care of it and give me the strength to deal with it if it happens (in our family we have 2 babies with "problems" non of which increase our genetic risks, but have made me aware of what a blessing these little people are despite their problems). My OB has said what ever we decide, we should get cracking...
In the last 6 months I've lost 40 pounds, have very regular periods and feel exactly the same as I did at 25 physically...
Anyway, does anyone know what the stats are for a 40 yo conceiving successfully, particularly after having 2 others? And, anyone know where the stats on birth defects can be found for women in our age group?
TIA, and hope you all concieve!