Who gets accidentally knocked up at 42??

I read years ago that women who get pregnant in their 40's naturally, meaning no fertility treatments, tend to live longer than others. It seems their bodies are chronologically running at a younger age than they really are. So besides a new baby to love you have another reason to be happy.

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My mom was 41 when she had me (accident ) and sadly she was diagnosed with Parkinsons in her mid-50's, lived with that for years and died at 73 of cardiac arrest. I think times are just different now and we have so many more medical test and resources.
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Congratulations! How old are your other kids?
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almost 16 (and learning to drive!) and 4.
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My husband has two brothers: one is 15 years older and the other is 9 years older than him. You're apparently not alone.

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A friend of the family is accidentally pregnant at 46. Her kids are 20 and 8. It happens.
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Congratulations!

A friend of the family is accidentally pregnant at 46. Her kids are 20 and 8. It happens.
Originally Posted by legends


Hubby & I were discussing this thread today of all days..lol
@43 here! congrats and good luck. i think 40's are a wonderful time to have children. think how much more you have to give.
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Thanks for all your support and thoughts! I'm 17 weeks along now, feeling the little squirmer and feel great myself.

Yesterday I received confirmation that my sequencial screening test (this is what replaced Quad screen) came back normal (looking for Down's, Trisomy, & Spina Bifida). Based on the test my probability numbers are the same as a 20 year old woman.

I'm having the advanced ultra sound done in a couple of weeks and if no soft markers are detected, I'll pass on the amnio and go back to my regular OB for regular visits.
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I read years ago that women who get pregnant in their 40's naturally, meaning no fertility treatments, tend to live longer than others. It seems their bodies are chronologically running at a younger age than they really are. So besides a new baby to love you have another reason to be happy.

Congrats!
Originally Posted by sdc
Can't anyone who's not in menopause get pregnant naturally? Lot's of people in my family had kids in their 40's. My aunt is the same age is me LOL
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I know I'm late to the party, but WOW and congratulations! What a moment for you!
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Thanks Gretchen! This is not anything we were trying for AT ALL, but now that everything is progressing and tests are normal we are happy. Still don't know what we are going to name him or where he will sleep!?
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So, blue booties are in order?! Girl, you will be okay!

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Congrats Spider!
From what OB GYNs say, it happens often; many women after 40 become less diligent about birth control, thinking they can't easily get pregnant anymore. Not saying that's you, just literally responding to your question

Wish you an easy, happy and healthy pregnancy!
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Spider, glad to hear everything is going great!

My sister had her 2nd at 41. She says it keeps her young.

Didn't they use to tell people they couldn't get pregnant during menopause...but that's when a lot people are really fertile? I know a lot of people with unexpected pregnancies in their 40's.


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