Quoting Fatty McRunnerPants:" I wish I can say the same I do use homeopathic remedies for the kids and myself as much as I can ... [snip!] ... of reasons. And I've learned some things you just can't do at home. My last ER trip was for trying to avoid an ER trip "
Quoting Monkey Nuts:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" I didn't suggest YOU should have a baby ... [snip!] ... sounded ignorant.. No 40 year old I know... What a small sample group you have there to match up against very real statistics."Not joking & if you actually read what I wrote, I was NOT advocating for HER to wait - I said IF you have a health issue all bets are off.. Give me some links that how me what you said is true. I've been to RE's, perinatologists, geneticists, you name it to deal with my recurrent pregnancy loss and I can tell you, the odds are in your FAVOR, IF you are healthy to have a baby after 40. I was 29 then, so not over 40, but the fact is, MY issue is not age related & my age makes no difference...so ALL of those Dr's kept reassuring me that I have "all the time in the world" to have a baby & not to worry. I think if you dug into statistics you'd see that although infertility rates no doubt go up & so do loss rates, they are still favorable that you can get pregnant on your own AND have a healthy baby. I am ANYTHING but ignorant on reproduction, loss odds, etc. I've read more & been to more specialists than I can count. It happens to be something that I take very seriously. And I am dead serious that I have 3 cousins, a nephew & a child of a close friend all born after mom was in her 40's, no problems in pregnancy, no problems conceiving & that isn't abnormal, at all. They arent' a small sample group compared to "real statistics". "Real statistics show that most 40 yrs olds are able to achieve pregnancy on their own & carry to term a healthy baby. More 40 yr olds have issues than 30 yrs olds, but still MOST 40 yr olds do fine.
Quoting The Master:" I'm making this thread because the last one dissolved into drama, and I know there were a few of us who ... [snip!] ... to continue his education and instead loves his current job and wants to get to the top with hard work and determination."
Quoting Monkey Nuts:" http://www.socalfertility.com/age-and-fertility/ Where are you getting your statistics from? How is ... [snip!] ... getting pregnant and a 35% chance of miscarriage leading to most women over 40 getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy?"That is a 5% chance of getting pregnant per month. In your 20's it is 20-25% per month. That means that most women in 20's can get pregnant in under 5 months time....and most in their 40's can expect it to take much longer - that doesn't mean only 5% chance of EVER getting pregnant & that rate of miscarriage is about twice the average of someone in their 20's...which is still well below half....how is it taking longer to get pregnant & doubling the loss rate leading to most women over 40 NOT being able to have a baby? That abnormality rate is 1 in 38 according to YOUR source - that means 37 out of 38 are HEALTHY.
Quoting Monkey Nuts:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" That is a 5% chance of getting pregnant ... [snip!] ... link. Women over 40 still have a 40-50 percentage chance of naturally getting pregnant within a year? Are you nuts? Lol"http://www.babycenter.com/0_age-and-fertility-getting-pregnant-in-your-40s_1494699.bc
Quoting justanothamotha:" http://www.babycenter.com/0_age-and-fertility-getting-pregnant-in-your-40s_1494699.bc Just missed the ... [snip!] ... is likely not so wise...otherwise there is no reason to get all angsty over it & assume if you wait you won't be able to. "
Quoting Stfu Shirley:" Except that we're all going to die someday, and some people would prefer for their kids to be, say, ... [snip!] ... than 20. (Not accounting for getting hit by a bus, being shot in a mall, or having a piano fall on one's head, of course)"I also included a link in there that show s later age of giving birth increases life expectancy. If you give birth at 45 your odd of making it to your kids 18th bday (via statistics) is 95%...I can't say the odds when 20, but even so...it's not like you start dropping like flies at 60. If you are planning to go early, then have kids early. I am planning to be around for a while. My mom & MIL are both in their 70's & get down on the floor & play with my kids fine...my MIL wrestles with them all the time, etc. My own gramma who is in he rmid 90's was still racing the kids running well into being 90 & the last time I saw her race one, it was my 3 yr old nephew, she was 92 & I think she let him win quite honestly. Her oldest is almost 80 & her "baby" is in her mid 50's. She has hardly slowed at all in my life time & worked full time well into my teen years.