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Pregnant Over 40?

Updated on February 8, 2015

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Over the Hill and Having a Baby

Old, middle age, one foot in the grave, half dead, over the hill and pregnant...How could a woman my age; in my right mind possibly have a baby? Sure it can happen. It happens all the time. After all, I'm not menopausal.

I can imagine when my daughter or son graduates from High School. Once the ceremony is over, I will nudge my husband from his "old man's nap" and get up (hopefully without falling) to make it over to our child. I will lean over my walker and give my child a big hug. Everyone who comes up to us will say, "Are these your grandparents?" Oh...yes! I can't wait.

See "Advertisers Know I'm Pregnant" below on the products I have been getting. Since I first wrote this, more baby formula had arrived and other baby products.

(Created on 4/27/2009)

Baby Furniture on Amazon

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Celebrities Who Had a Baby After 40 - Part 1

From left to right:

Geena Davis, actress - Twins at 48

Cherie Booth QC, wife of British Prime Minister, Tony Blair - Baby at 45

Beverly D'Angelo, actress - Twins at 49

Funny Baby and Mother Shirts

When the advertisers thought I was pregnant, my wacky imagination took over with what people would think if they saw me with a baby. I am sure many would think I was the grandma and not the mother.

Speaking of old age, I know that my mind is not as sharp as it use to be. What if I would misplace the baby?

Along with the celebrity women who have been pregnant pass the age of forty, included here are those wacky quoted shirts for the baby and the mommy!

These shirts are found within these two categories within the clickable buttons on the Sandyspider Gifts store page on Zazzle. "Baby" and "All In The Way You Say It" under Clothing.

Check out my Zazzle Gallery Here to View These Shirts

She's Not my Grandma - She's My Mommy

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Getting Pregnant: What You Need To Know Right Now

Why We Didn't Have Another Child

Anyone who has read any of my articles knows that I had a college student. She is our only child. She always wanted a brother or sister. It is not that I hadn’t thought about another child. The cost of day care, the expense of raising a child and wanting to establish my career, kept me away from this. Not to mention the fact that I had morning sickness pretty much throughout the entire pregnancy. Top it off with migraines almost every day and in labor for three weeks before giving birth.

The first nine months of my daughter’s life she had chronic colic, where she would not cry, but SCREAM for hours night and day. She had a biblical hernia, which eventually healed itself. Once the colic ended, she had nine months of continuous ear infections. As soon as one infection cleared up, another one would begin again. We finally took her to a specialist, where he put tubes in her ears. We should have taken her to him earlier, but our primary physician wasn’t one for this type of surgery. Though after the surgery, she was a happy child. Given all of this, no wonder we didn’t have another child.

But soon...??? See "Advertisers Know I'm Pregnant"

The Happiest Baby on the Block Book

The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer
The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer

We all want a happy baby. Many reasons why your baby will cry and that is not to be ignored. This has some helpful information for you to calm your crying newborn.

 

I could have used this!

Stops Crying: Heartbeat Lullabies Original, Vol. 1

Stops Crying: Heartbeat Lullabies Original, Vol. 1
Stops Crying: Heartbeat Lullabies Original, Vol. 1

Music has been known to calm people and children of all ages. View the page here and listen to the sample classics before buying.

 

Women pregnant and over 40

Celebrities Who Had a Baby After 40 - Part 2

From left to right:

Susan Sarandon, actress - Baby at 46

Cheryl Tiegs, actress - Twins at 52

Annette Bening, actress - Baby at 41

See "Advertisers Know I'm Pregnant" below on the products I have been getting. Since I first wrote this, more baby formula had arrived. And in 2015 I started to get Parent's Magazine again.

70 Year Old Woman Gives Birth

The record is held by a 70-year-old Indian woman giving birth to twins on July 4th 2008.

"If I am the world's oldest mother it means nothing to me," Omkari Panwar said after the arrival of the babies, a boy and girl born a month premature and weighing just two pounds each. "I just want to see my new babies and care for them while I am still able."

The babies' father, a 77 years old retired farmer Charan Singh Panwar, who sold off his buffalo, and burned through his life savings just to pay for the in vitro fertilization treatments to help his wife to become pregnant. "The treatment cost me a fortune but the birth of a son makes it all worthwhile. I can die a happy man and a proud father," after doctors said it was likely that both babies were strong enough to survive.

"My daughters' have got a little brother, my husband and I have got an heir - that is all we ever wanted."

This is India, where there is a different cultural value placed females.

The previous recorded oldest woman to give birth was then-66-year-old Romanian Adriana Iliescu, who welcomed a daughter in 2005. That official record may stand, since Panwar doesn't have a birth certificate and estimates her age by claiming she was nine years old when the British left India in 1947.

When We Age, We Become Forgetful - Men Can Wear These Too Just Change the Style to Mens

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Celebrities Who Had a Baby After 40 - Part 3

From left to right:

Helen Hunt, actress, - Baby at 40

Brooke Shields, actress - Baby at 40

Halle Berry, actress - Baby at 41

Isn't nice how money can make anyone look good at any age. I suppose good genes do have a roll in this. Make sure you see some of the products that I have been getting with the advertisers in "Advertisers Know I'm Pregnant" below.

Dream On Me 3 Piece Crib Bedding Set, Safari Animals

Risk of Being 40 and Pregnant

Many women have had success births with healthy babies after 40. But you should be aware of the possible risk.

Some of the risk include miscarriage, fetal distress, low birth weight (of the baby), Down syndrome in your child, and high blood pressure throughout the pregnancy. There is a risk of pregnancy diabetes, stillbirth and cesarean birth for those over 40. Make sure that you take your prenatal vitamins, eat a healthy diet, exercise appropriately and get plenty of rest.

Midlife Motherhood

Midlife Motherhood: A Woman-to-Woman Guide to Pregnancy and Parenting
Midlife Motherhood: A Woman-to-Woman Guide to Pregnancy and Parenting

It is not always something that women expect to get pregnant once they are at middle age or near the menopause stage in life. But at times these unexpected things happen. Occasionally it is planned with a second marriage or a sudden need to have a baby. The Midlife Motherhood is complete informational book in paperback and downloadable Kindle format to help along the way of the pregnancy and answer concerns.

 

Pregnancy Books for Women of All Ages

Link below for all formats of these books for the midlife woman or the younger woman.
Link below for all formats of these books for the midlife woman or the younger woman.

Cute Quotes on Baby Clothes - Stock Up on These

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Oh Baby!

See the the clickable buttons on the Sandyspider Gifts store page on Zazzle. "Baby" and "All In The Way You Say It" under Clothing to find these shirt for baby and mother.

Check out my Zazzle Gallery Here to View These Shirts

Advertisers Knew I Was Pregnant

Amazing How Advertisers Know It All

For months I had been getting a free subscription to “American Baby” and “nourishing dreams” magazines. Along with countless coupons and information mailed to me on parenting for my new baby. I had diaper samples and formula. I just couldn't wait at the time to see what else I would receive from all these advertisers.

Obliviously the advertisers knew something that I didn’t know. After all they could not possibly send out all of this to a person who was not pregnant.

At the time I had just finished done writing a weight loss diary article, which was later renamed healthy living. My Quest for Healthy Living Diary This article should have came first if I was indeed pregnant. This would have explained some of the weight gain if I was pregnant. (Note: Do not diet when you are pregnant.)

My niece, who had announced her pregnancy at that time and ended up getting all my gifts.

(Since I first wrote this that day in 2009, my niece had given birth to a cute baby boy with a full head of hair. She had since thanked me for all the gifts.)

Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Deluxe Gym

Baby Einstein Octoplush

Pregnancy and Birth - F.A.Q.

Q: Does pregnancy affect a woman's memory?

A: Most of the ladies I asked don't remember.

Q: Q: My wife is 5 months pregnant and so moody that she's borderline irrational.

A: So what's your question?

Q: When does a woman's biological clock start ticking?

A: Right after she looks in the mirror and thinks, "On my God, crow's feet!"

Q: What is the most common pregnancy craving?

A: For men to be the ones who get pregnant.

Q: Should I have a baby after 35?

A. No, 35 children is way too many already.

Q: I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?

A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.

Q: How will I know if my vomiting is morning sickness or the flu?

A: If it's the flu, you'll get better.

Q: The more pregnant I get, the more often strangers smile at me. Why?

A: Cause you're fatter then they are.

Q: My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?

A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

Q: When is the best time to get an epidural?

A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.

Q: Is there a reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?

A: Not unless the word "alimony" is a concern for you.

Q: I'm modest. Once I start to deliver, who will see me in that delicate position?

A: Authorized hospital personnel only -- doctors, nurses, orderlies, photographers, florists, cleaning crews, journalists, etc.

Prenatal Vitamins

Prenatal Vitamins

Evergreen Nature Prenatal Vitamins with Folic Acid Pre, during & post Pregnancy & Breastfeeding - 3 month supply – Also includes Iron & Zinc – 100% money back guarantee
Evergreen Nature Prenatal Vitamins with Folic Acid Pre, during & post Pregnancy & Breastfeeding - 3 month supply – Also includes Iron & Zinc – 100% money back guarantee

Not sure why, but when I was pregnant my physician did not prescribe of tell me to take prenatal vitamins. Perhaps that is the difference between then and now. It is very important to make sure that your body gets the proper amount of vitamins and minerals for you and the fetus.

 

Celebrities Who Had a Baby After 40 - Part 4

From left to right:

Jennifer Beals, actress, - Baby at 41

Jane Kaczmarek, actress - Babies at 41, 43 and 46

Holly Hunter, actress - - Twins at 47

Not pictured, Yoko Ono at age 42

You have to admire these women!

Food Cravings - Any strange ones?

Have you ever had food cravings? (Pregnant or not or if you are a man)

Yes I have had food cravings.

Yes I have had food cravings.

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    • Christin 2 years ago

      What???? pregnant over 40? is that save for the womens?

      i didnt get married and i didnt get pregnant so i didnt know about this, but i like to know about pregnancy. thanks for sharing.

    • katiem2 2 years ago

      The experiences I had with both my daughters closely relate to both of them now as people, the food they like, the energy they possess and on and on... I can't imagine being pregnant over 40. Something very interesting I'm hearing about now is young women in their 20's freezing their eggs for the future, now that is something. Great article especially for me having two very smart and driven daughters planning long educational careers leading to demanding professions who also want to one day be mothers.

    • mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

      Who doesn't have some kind of food craving?

    • VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      Many of them

    • Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I crave pomegranates when they are out of season. It drives me crazy. When I was pregnant I craved peanut butter.

    • Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      I've had food cravings. Right now I could go for some chocolate.

    • supermom_in_ny 6 years ago

      Yes! Mom to 7 kids (5 biological) and each pregnancy was different. With one I craved pot roast, candy and veggies. With another I craved ice water around the clock, with my last children I craved milk shakes. There was a pregnancy where I lost weight-couldn't keep anything down. That pregnancy was horrible because I had a full time job!

      Blessings to you and your family.

      :)

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      For some reason -- doughnuts and pizza for two of my pregnancies. I was into eating healthy at the time and wouldn't give in.

    • Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      Chocolate, potato chips, and seafood - all while not pregnant. While pregnant I craved ice cream, but nothing weird. My younger daughter hates milks, but while pregnant she couldn't get enough of it ... and now that she's nursing she's still craving moo juice. Mother Nature knows best.

    • LouiseKirkpatrick 8 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      When I was pregnant I craved a certain type of sandwich - it had to be Cheese, Banana & Marmite and nothing else. I ate these every day for months on end and it was all I wanted :) Marmite is yeast extract - an infamous British food product which diversifies opinion - you either love it or hate it! It's very good for you though and just so happens to be high in folic acid and vitamin B! Nature has a way of making sure that pregnant ladies eat what's good for them and the baby I suppose :)

    • Sojourn 8 years ago

      Watermelon. Lots of watermelon. And corn on the cob. Not an easy thing to have on hand but I managed. :)

    • Amyji 8 years ago

      I craved sour foods. Pickled anything. Then when I was nursing, I craved this particular fruit called a rambutan (we were living abroad in a tropical country) and my husband bought them about 2 kilos (about 5 pounds) at a time and that would last a few days.

    • Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      When I WAS pregnant with my daughter I had cravings that lasted for 3 weeks for fresh strawberries. (No frozen). They were out season, which made it harder for my husband to find them. He was lucky. His life would have been cut short.

    No that doesn't exist.

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      Read "Advertisers Know I'm Pregnant" before you Congratulate me

      Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow

      Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow, Ivory
      Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow, Ivory

      I could have used this pillow when I was pregnant.

       

      Oversized - Total Body Pregnancy Pillow-

      Oversized - Total Body Pregnancy Maternity Pillow- Full Support - w/ Zippered Cover - White - Exclusively By Blowout Bedding RN# 142035
      Oversized - Total Body Pregnancy Maternity Pillow- Full Support - w/ Zippered Cover - White - Exclusively By Blowout Bedding RN# 142035

      This would help keep the "mother to be" to sleep on her side. Sleeping on your back during pregnancy is not recommended. Less oxygen goes to the fetus.

       

      Help for Morning Sickness

      Honey, Take the Baby Clothes and Furniture Out of Our Garage Sale!

      Since I first wrote this the advertisers had send me magazines and samples two more times in 2012 and 2015. Though the samples did not come like they had before the first time around, they thought I was pregnant. We did have a lot of formula and some nice samples the first time.

      Each time "Parent's Magazine" had been delivered to our door with the cute baby photos on the covers. I had wondered if all these free samples would start up all over again.

      After all "Advertisers Know I'm Pregnant".

      © 2009 Sandy Mertens

      Baby After 40? - All comments are appreciated - tell me what you think

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          Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          onetouchnewlife Thanks for commenting. I do follow back but please don't ask in the comments.

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          Albert Kivak 2 years ago from Cemetary

          Really insightful blog. Much appreciated if you could follow me, thanks.

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          Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          Lady Guinevere Menopause hit my mother late and looks like I will follow that way. So my daughter thinks this is good because she said that she could have a child late in life. Which means that I may not see my grandchildren either.

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          Vasim Yusuf Tamboli 2 years ago

          Very Nice Article...!!

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          Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

          Well my oldest daughter waited until she was 32 to have her first child. He was a good birth and then 2 yeas later she had another boy and he was also a very good birth. She had no complications. I think with all the health upgrades to ones diet that it isn't all that bad now. I also think that they will think that the mothers are their grandmothers too. If it keeps going up the age that one can have children I will not get the chance to see my grandchildren have their own children. To me that is a sad thing indeed.

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          Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          I have niece and a couple of nephews on my husband's side that are not that much younger than me.

          Looks like I have some work to do on this hub. But the Halloween one's first.

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          Glenn Stok 2 years ago from Long Island, NY

          I have a similar situation. My sister is much older than me and she had her kids early, so my niece is young enough to be my daughter.

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          Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          My mother-in-law was close to 40 when she had my husband. She had her kids in batches. So the first three are old enough to be out parents.

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          Glenn Stok 2 years ago from Long Island, NY

          I found this to be a very interesting hub, Sandy (Originally your lens on Squidoo). I didn't know so many women had babies so late in life. I related to it because my mother was 43 when she had me. And that was really something for those days.

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          AmandaJon 4 years ago

          Very interesting to know. Just a decade ago, women would have been afraid of pregnancy after the age of 40. Nice to know that pregnancy and a good delivery after 45 is possible today.

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          Deeann56 4 years ago

          adding to my last comment - my son is now almost 14 and we are very close - he is a fantastic boy and really glad I had him but maybe a little bit younger - lol

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          Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          @mouse1996 lm: I wouldn't say it is selfish of her. In many of these 3rd world countries, a woman is a piece of property. She had no choice but obey the rules of her husband. He was selfish.

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          VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

          Bless your heart for doing this lens. My husband wants another baby, and i was skeptical being that i am 44. After reading this lens, i just may give it some thought. MAYBE! Again, bless you for this.

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          Deeann56 4 years ago

          had my 5th and last at 42 - had pre-eclampsia so emergency c section at 31.4 weeks

          not recommended to have a baby after 40

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          mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

          I have not had kids yet, and I'm hitting 35 this year. I have been stressing over it, but it is comforting seeing so many famous women didn't have kids until later in life. I would still like to have my kids born before 40, but I won't stress if it happens after 40. I'm a late bloomer, so it's bound to happen.

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          mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

          @ArtzeeChris LM: I believe the mother already died. I feel so sad for that baby. She will probably not remember her parents and who knows where she will end up. I know why she did it, but I feel it was kind of selfish of her.

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          ArtzeeChris LM 4 years ago

          @sockii: Well you just never know, I was told by a world famous fertility doc I had about A 1% chance I could ever get pregnant due to stage IV endometriosis this was after 10 years of trying to conceive, Three weeks later I was pregnant with my now 13 year old at 36. We thought we had our miracle baby and at the age of 41 I was pregnant with my 8 year old. So miracles do happen. Good luck to you

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          ArtzeeChris LM 4 years ago

          I"m one of the after 40 moms. I had my first baby at 36 after 10 years of infertility then after we had our miracle baby, I would up pregnant again at 41! Now I'm 49 and going through menopause and I have a 2nd grader! LOL I think there are many wonderful benefits to being an older mom but I do have one comment about the indian women who had a baby at 70 and the father who was in his late 70s. I'm not sure if I agree with having children that late in life because their life expectancy is not going to be enough to raise these babies to adulthood. Also it's so physically demanding taking care of infants and young children, you would have to be in really really good shape to take it on. Just my thoughts....

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          Rose Jones 5 years ago

          Very nice lens - thorough and informative. Blessed!

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          Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          @marsha32: You would have a built-in baby sitter. At least after school.

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          Nicole Pellegrini 5 years ago from New Jersey

          What makes me crazy is the fact that I belong to number infertility support groups on line means I end up bombarded with advertising for fertility treatments - none of which I can afford. Yeah, it's great for all these celebs who are over 40 and have all the $$$'s in the world to keep getting treatment (or adopt) until they can bring home a baby. I just turned 40 this year and the hardest part of it has been trying to accept that my dreams of ever having a child are just dwindling away by the day.

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          marsha32 5 years ago

          so I take it you weren't really pregnant?

          Just the other day my 15 yr old tells me that she wants me to have a baby...what?!? I'm 46 years old! She's suddenly decided she doesn't want to be the youngest child.

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          Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

          Well I am glad to see that advertisers are hot on the ball to any hints of pregnancy that might filter out into the air near them. Hope your niece enjoys the magazines and other freebies.

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          Paula7928 5 years ago

          Great lens Sandy! My son had lots of colic followed by chronic ear infections too. He had ear tubes put in and they were like magic in eliminating the ear infections. Hope you and baby are healthy!

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          Ninche 5 years ago

          Such a nice reading, you gave me nice laugh with the Q&A!

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          Annamadagan 5 years ago

          My mom had a few babies after 40, and I'm very glad she did!

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          earthybirthymum 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          I'm expecting this fall, I'm very excited :) Great lense, many blessings.

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          Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          @anonymous: Yes, I will have to add Yoko Ono sometime.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Nice work compiling all the names of notable women who had babies later in life. I have one to add to your list -Let's not forget Ms. Yoko Ono (Lennon). I believe she was 45 when she had her son Sean Lennon. That was in the mid-70s -a much riskier time than now.

          The beat goes on.

          Myrt

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          CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

          We have a delightful little granddaughter who was born when her mom was 46!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          I have had two boys in my 40's, one at 42 and one at 46. The first one was breech. Both were delivered in a tub of water in my kitchen EASILY, not a big fan of hospitals. I didn't do fertility treatments. These boys are the loves of my life, and I would say to anyone wanting a baby a bit later, go for it! I LOVE the stories you put here to encourage others. Thanks!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Your lens made me smile. I had my first child at age 45 and am happier than I have ever been. While my baby also had colic and cried almost non stop for 6 months, she is now 15 months old and the absolute joy of my life. I gave up my career as a corporate VP to stay home with her and it is the best decision I ever made. Blessings to you! Read my story at http://www.pregnancyover40now.com

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          sheilamarie78 6 years ago

          Okay, Sandy, I went back and read your "Advertisers Know" section. Guess I missed it first time around. I'll betcha though that many of those who click on a link to this site ARE pregnant women over 40!

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          sheilamarie78 6 years ago

          My grandmother had my mother (only child) when she was over 40. My mother (who had seven) had my sister when she was over 40. I was still open to the idea at 40, but it never happened. We are all different when it comes to age. My grandmother lived to 105 years and spoke often of how her seventies were her middle age. Take heart! 40 is not old for everyone. Look at all those beauties you have included pictures of!

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          oztoo lm 7 years ago

          I was born in 1947. My son was born in 1967. My daughter was born in1987. Thank goodness 2007 came and went uneventfully. I think I enjoyed being a mother the second time around much more than the first. My daughter is due any day now and I'm looking forward to being a grandparent. Thanks for the fun lens.

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          Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

          Oh my goodness what a funny lens! Both my daughters were born before I was 25, but interestingly they both waited until after 30 to start their own families. They now say they think it would have been easier if they'd been younger - and had more energy. I just roll my eyes ...

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          lakern26 lm 7 years ago

          What a great lens! It was fun to read. Fortunately, I had my boys at 27 and 31 and, Lord willing, I am all done. I can barely keep up with them now, God help me if I tried to do in my forties!

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          anonymous 7 years ago

          This is a great lens! I'll have to come back and read some more of your lenses! Enjoyed this read. 5*****

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          shannonpatricia 7 years ago

          Great lens. Thank God I had mine at 19 and 20. I'm now 47 and I sooo enjoy my grand babies.

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          DAnnieB LM 8 years ago

          Ha, great lens! I had my last child as a single parent when I was 43.. my first when I was 20. My youngest now will soon be 18 and it's been great... Nobody's ever assumed I was his grandma, they keep you young! (That may happen in 10 years or so when I finally give in and get old). After 41 years of parenting, though, I'm ready for a break!

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          LouiseKirkpatrick 8 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

          My Mum was 42 when she had me.

          I had my twins at 28 and I look at all these women you mention here having twins at 40 and wonder where they find the energy to keep up with them! I had enough trouble in my late 20's and 30's looking after my two - and as for that lady who had twins when she was 70 :O...I hope she's got lots of family and friends to help out :)

          Personally, I'm now in my 40's and my life is at a stage where I really don't want any more children...if one came along, then I'd adapt, but it's not something I want.

          For those that do, then go for it - my Mum did a good job raising me. My regret about my Mum eing "older than average" is that by the time my own children came along she was in her 70's and not very well, so she didn't really enjoy her grandsons and she died when they were young, so they don't remember much about her :(

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          Cheryl Paton 8 years ago from West Virginia

          Congratulations! on creating an enjoyable lens! My mom was 43 when I was born. We both survived!

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          JeffRiveraAuthor 8 years ago

          Great lens...and congratulations...

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          CassandraRichmond123 8 years ago

          Nice matter discussed here

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          annetteghallowe1 8 years ago

          Great lens...and congratulations....on having survived your one and only pregnancy!

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          Sojourn 8 years ago

          Neat lens! I had my first child at 27 and my third child at 37 and I thought I was waiting until the last minute. :) I'm feeling better. I do periodically calculate how old I'll be when the baby graduates college. Eek. But he's so cute, I wouldn't have done it any other way.

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          Light-in-me 8 years ago

          This is a topic that I can relate to. I turned 40 about 20 day's after my fourth child.

          He is now turning 4 and I am so tired lol !!

          Take care,

          Robin

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          tdove 8 years ago

          Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

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          RuthCoffee 8 years ago

          I didn't get married until I was 43. All of my friends and co-workers were so excited. Wanting to know about my baby plans. OMG. I love kids but there was no way I wanted to be raising them in my mid to late 50's. Get a grip! (I wasn't brave enough to do it on my own)

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          swiftdeal 8 years ago

          Congratulations Sandy

          Sure, advertisers know you're pregnant! Like you say, you wouldn't get those gifts unless they knew. My advice - take what's offered for free as most baby items are real expensive!

          Best of luck.

          Roger Mayne

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          julieannbrady 8 years ago

          Gosh, I personally couldn't imagine myself being pregnant over 40 -- rather a been there done that moment. But, I heartily congratulate all those wonderful women out there who do undertake a pregnancy when they are in their 40s and even older. You go girl!

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          Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

          So you are not pregnant. It's your niece who is pregnant. I need more than hints.

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          roysumit 8 years ago

          Great lens. I want to be a father again but my wife does'nt like the idea because she is 44 yrs. now. I ought to show her your lens, if it can help change her mind. Five stars.

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          Andy 8 years ago from London, England

          Great lens. I'm over 40 and I'm hoping to be a father one day (preferably soon though) I expect I will be mistaken for the grandfather.

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          Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          [in reply to WendyKrick and rms) Thanks for the congratulations. I thought I had explained it well enough in the module titled Advertisers Know I'm Pregnant", but I just added a box above to give another hint. It is sweet of your both, even so.

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          Wendy Henderson 8 years ago from PA

          Congratulations! That is wonderful news. I'm 45 and I think I would faint if I got pregnant again! I'm done for sure!

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          Robin S 8 years ago from USA

          Congratulations!