U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-29-2016, 04:12 PM
 
47 posts, read 29,063 times
Reputation: 50

Advertisements

That happened to me. I'm 44 and my son is 3 now. This was my first pregnancy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-29-2016, 08:35 PM
 
3,431 posts, read 2,751,065 times
Reputation: 4111
That was really defying the odds. Congratulations!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2016, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
22,706 posts, read 21,750,727 times
Reputation: 27757
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2016, 08:45 PM
 
47 posts, read 29,063 times
Reputation: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ottawa2011 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2016, 08:48 PM
 
3,431 posts, read 2,751,065 times
Reputation: 4111
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2016, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
21,492 posts, read 26,089,700 times
Reputation: 26451
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ottawa2011 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2016, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
6,274 posts, read 3,573,356 times
Reputation: 11075
Congrats!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-30-2016, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Washington state
4,680 posts, read 2,299,411 times
Reputation: 13668
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%.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-30-2016, 06:16 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
9,103 posts, read 3,923,269 times
Reputation: 18777
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-30-2016, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Central IL
13,362 posts, read 7,121,412 times
Reputation: 31058
Quote:
Originally Posted by thatsallrightmama View Post
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top