When are you too old.

@suegt31 (166)
Australia
January 20, 2009 7:01am CST
Hi Mylotters, Just wondering how old is too old to have children? Do you think someone in their 40's is too old to have another child. I am interested in everyones thoughts on this subject. Have you or anyone you know had a child in their 40's? Did everything go ok? Was the child healthy? If not what was wrong with it? How has this person coped having a child at this age. What problems did they face that you know of, if any?
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I'm not really sure these days. I think a person could be too old if they do not have good health to care for their children. There is also alot of new technology out there to make it safe for women to have children too. I do not recall anyone personally who had a child in their 40's.
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@suegt31 (166)
• Australia
20 Jan 09
Thanks for you input. It's the childs future i am worried about.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
20 Jan 09
My neighbor just had a child at the age of 40. The baby was born full term and perfectly healthy, no issues at all. She wasn't trying to concieve, it just happened accidentally, she has 4 older children as well. Although I personally think 40 is a little too old. I was raised by a woman already in her early 40's when I was born. By the time I hit my teenage years, she lived the life of an old person. She'd be in bed before 8am and I wasn't allowed phone calls after that point. She'd also nap on the weekends and I needed to be perfectly silent while she napped because she was a light sleeper. She also wouldn't drive in the dark, so I didn't get much of a social life because of that. I never had friends over, it just wasn't a good life for your typical teenager. I ended up angry and rebellious. Now I'm 28 and have 5 kids, but the woman who raised me has passed away. She didn't get to see my kids grow up, she actually didn't even get to meet my youngest as he was concieved after she passed. It's very sad my kids will never know what a wonderful person she was. I think people should stick to having kids at a rather young age, so they can be around to watch their kids grow up and watch their grandkids grow up as well.
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@suegt31 (166)
• Australia
20 Jan 09
Thanks, Katsmeow1213 for your comments. I am 43 years old and i have been divoursed for a few years now. My youngest daughter is 15years old. I have meet a loving caring man, who i intend to be with for the rest of my days. My problem is that i am afraid, i might be expecting a baby. While i would love to have this baby, i am worried that i might be too old. I am worried about the future of this baby. Anyway, thanks for your comments.
@rainmark (4306)
22 Jan 09
Hi suegt31,my mum just gave birth with our youngest siblings and she is 43 and baby is healthy. I think 40's is too old to have a baby,there's a risk on baby's health and mother's health but my mum is lucky enough not to have those complications in her pregnancy.Any paroblem facing of a woman having baby at 40's is her health and struggles in raising and looking after the baby coz by the time that her baby is started to go to school she's old enough to provide care. Happy posting and myloting.
@suegt31 (166)
• Australia
23 Jan 09
I'm 43 aswell and i fully undertand your points. Thanks for the response.