shocked... 35 is considered being old?!

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dizziblonde
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Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:41 pm 
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Title says it really... I have been reading up since finding out about the additional test for down syndrome and was shocked to read that I will be classed as an old expectant mother.... and has started me worring im not going to carry as easy this time.. really hopong for a home birth too... :-/
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Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:33 pm 
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Ah don't worry I was mid 30's when I had my son and had a great pregnancy. I know quite a few people nearing 40 having their first and all is good.
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Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:36 pm 
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I am shocked too, I never would have thought 35 could be classed as an older mother.
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Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:02 pm 
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I think years ago mid 30's was considered to be an 'old' mother...my mum was 33 when she had my sister (her 3rd child) and was run through all kind of tests as she was classed as an old mum and that was 27 years ago.

I dont think they base it tho on you actually being old, just that biologically you are older. Doesnt fetility and the quality of eggs etc start detoriating from about 25 onwards? My friend is 39 and just had her first and is planning another pretty quickly due to being 40 next year....her midwife told her that even tho shes fit and healthy and feels alot younger her biological age still affects things.

I wouldn't get too worried hun, you'll be fine. When it comes to carrying doesn't matter how old you are, the fitter you are the easier it will be!

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Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:27 pm 
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I am shocked about this as well. I am pregnant at 36 and hate that I'm being told I am now an older mum so may need this and that! X
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Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:40 pm 
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My mum didn't even have her first (me) until she was 28, my sister at 30 and my youngest sister at 33 and as Lilly said back then you were classed as an old mum at 30ish. Don't worry about it things like that change all the time x
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Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Plus again as Lilly said it's not actually based on age as such (obv it is based on age but) it's based on your biological clock. Obviously the closer to 50 you get the more chance of menopause occuring and therefore more chance you'll be considered an 'old mum'. But the title is only based on being an expectant mum not a mum...
Does that actually make any sense? Probably not, sorry if I confuse anyone lol
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