Pregnant Over 40?
Pregnant Lady and Office Visit
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
4-in-1 Fixed Side Convertible Crib and Changer,
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.
She's Not my Grandma - She's My Mommy
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
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
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.
Multiples Baby Carrier
Graco Pack 'N Play with Twins Bassinet
When We Age, We Become Forgetful - Men Can Wear These Too Just Change the Style to Mens
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.
4 Piece Monkey Jungle Collection Crib Set
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.
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
Cute Quotes on Baby Clothes - Stock Up on These
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.
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.
You Can Get Pregnant Over 40
Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal Multivitamin
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.
Read "Advertisers Know I'm Pregnant" before you Congratulate me
Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow
I could have used this pillow when I was pregnant.
Oversized - Total Body Pregnancy Pillow-
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
Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Morning Wellness Tea
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