Having a baby after 40? Any risk?
My sister was giving birth to her first child when she was 38. She could not get pregnant for 10 years because of her health issues, and she said her whole pregnancy was such a wonderful time for her and her husband. I asked her about any advises she can give to moms who decided to have their children after 35-40.
1. Think ahead to what the future will be like.Are you in good health? Will you have enough energy?
2. Work closely with medical personnel during your pregnancy.
3. You need to be prepared for a higher risk of complications and possible chromosomal birth defects.
4.Revise your routine
5. Enjoy your life, be happy
I've had three children between the age of 35 and 40. I was more tired (I had more children too though) and they were harder pregnancies mentally/emotionally because of my history of miscarriages.
Other than that I'd be open to more in my 40's but we feel we are done. I have so much on my plate and am enjoying the no nursing, no pregnancy stage for the first time in nearly 17 years.
By 29, I was married for five years and had two children, but had been supporting myself financially since 16, if not before. Though my room and board had always been taken care of by my parents while I lived at home.