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Old 04-29-2016, 04:12 PM
 
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That happened to me. I'm 44 and my son is 3 now. This was my first pregnancy.
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:35 PM
 
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That was really defying the odds. Congratulations!
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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No idea. My husband's friend's wife was told that she would never be able to have children. She has three. Each one was a complete surprise. After the first delivery, the doctor told her she'd never conceive again.
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:45 PM
 
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That was really defying the odds. Congratulations!
Thank you. My ob-gyn (who normally is spot-on with everything) said my chances at conceiving were "slim-to-none" because my hormones were running on fumes. She was amazed that I conceived within 5 days. I was so scared of miscarriage as the odds were stacked against me...thank the Lord that did not happen. Actually had a very easy pregnancy. Also had silent labor....unusual back pain for three days before my water broke (thought it was just a garden-variety backache at the time), was dilated at 5 cm for 12 hrs and felt my contractions but felt no pain except for two brief light cramps...ended up with csection.
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:48 PM
 
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I've heard of menopause babies. If a woman already has children, it's easier to conceive after the age of 40 for some reason. If a woman hasn't had kids at all, the odds are much lower. That's a bit of a mystery.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I've heard of menopause babies. If a woman already has children, it's easier to conceive after the age of 40 for some reason. If a woman hasn't had kids at all, the odds are much lower. That's a bit of a mystery.
I do not think it is really a mystery. The woman who has had children has demonstrated that she is fertile. The woman who has not been pregnant before, whether she tried or not, may have some issue that will prevent her from getting pregnant - including the possibility that the issue is with her partner.
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:36 PM
 
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Congrats!
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Old 04-30-2016, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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According to Erma Bombeck, if you had planned on a round-the-world vacation with your husband, bought a whole new wardrobe, and didn't want any kids, or if you had had kids and the last one is starting college and you just gave away all the baby stuff, your odds of conceiving are 100%.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Loved Erma Bombeck.


I worked with a couple years ago in the 70's. They were in their 40's, married 20+ years with no children when surprise! They had their first child in their 40's.


To the OP - CONGRATULATIONS and all the best.
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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That happened to me. I'm 44 and my son is 3 now. This was my first pregnancy.
What's the point of posting this...THREE YEARS after it actually happened? Sorry, but did the wave of "congratulations" wear off? The odds don't really matter because it happened for you...are you rubbing it in for all those it didn't work out for or trying to remind yourself of just how lucky you really are? Seeing your son every day is not enough? ....I don't get it
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