Pregnancy over 40
How old were you, when you gave birth to your first child?
Getting pregnant after 40
It is a very personal decision whether to get pregnant after 40 or not, both spouse should be ready to take on responsibilities again. All Dos and Don'ts should be carefully weighed up and the decision should be mutual. So women, if you are healthy, financially secured and you are ready to experience what it's like to be pregnant over 40, there should be nothing to stop you, because your body knows better what is good or bad for you.
If you planning pregnancy in your 40s or found out that you are pregnant, don't be mad or scared, it's beautiful, parenting after 40 can be such a fascinating experience.
If you worry about “What will people say?”, who cares, it's your life, your baby and your decision.
There is one the most irritating remark to women who already have more than 1 child in a family is, “ Why would you want another baby at your age?”. My age? Hello, I'm not 60 years old yet.
It's not important what other people say, nobody have a right to judge you for your decisions, it's only up to you.
If you can give your child everything he needs, love, care, tenderness then why on earth you shouldn't have another baby? Parenting is not for everyone.
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Would you consider to have a baby after 40?
PROS of having a baby in your 40s?
The biggest advantage of getting pregnant after 40 is that you are emotionally and financially stable, you have experience from bringing up your younger kids. You had time to make career, which means you are financially secure.
As an experienced mum, you will feel more confident in making wise decisions based on your knowledge.
As an example of happy parenting over 40, there are many famous women who gave birth in their 40s.
16 CelebritiesWho Became Moms after 40
Kim Basinger gave birth to her only child at age 42, a daughter, Ireland Baldwin
Madonna gave birth to her first child daughter Lourdes at age 40, and gave birth to son Rocco at age 42.
Jennifer Lopez gave birth to twins - a son Max and a daughter Emme at age 39.
Mariah Carey gave birth to twins - a son Moroccan Scott Cannon and daughter Monroe Cannon at age 41.
Salma Hayek gave birth to her first child - a daughter Valentina Paloma at age 41.
In her 40 years, Nicole Kidman gave birth to daughter Sunday Rose from Keith Urban.
Halle Berry gave birth to a daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry at age 42. In her 47 years, the actress Halle Berry is pregnant again by Olivier Martinez.
Meryl Streep gave birth to her fourth daughter Louise at age 42.
Uma Thurman gave birth to a daughter from Arpad Byusson in her 41st year.
Marcia Cross — is a heroic woman. Her first birth occurred in 45 years, and she gave birth to two charming little daughter - Eden and Savannah
42-year-old Celine Dion gave birth to twins in 2010.
John Travolta's wife Kelly Preston gave birth to a boy Benjamin at age 48.
Courteney Cox gave birth to daughter Coco at age 40.
Brooke Shields gave birth to her younger daughter Grier in 2006 when she was 40.
Julianne Moore gave birth to her younger daughter Liv at age 41.
Susan Sarandon gave birth to a son, Miles, in 1991, when she was 46!
For those of you who are single in their 40s, it's time to reconsider your values and act, it's not late to fall in love, find your significant other, to have a baby and be happy. We all deserve it.
The birth of a baby — is a happy moment, and no matter how old is his/her mother. I want to wish to a future «late» mums, being cheerful and optimistic.
Everything is going to be great! You will give birth to a healthy baby!