how's pregnancy over 30?

pregnant - be blessed
Philippines
May 11, 2009 8:33pm CST
i have one son and gave birth to him 6 years ago. now that i'm near to 30, i can't help from having the fear of getting pregnant again with my second child at this age. how is it being pregnant at the age of 30 or over? what are the risks? is it more painful to give birth? how about the jitters? anyone who can help me about this?
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@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
12 May 09
I had my daughter when I was 36. I felt old at the time, but my pregnancy was very easy. I had a great delivery~ used an epidural for the first time! Nothing bad at all. The only thing I live with now is that I am the OLD mom! Oh well, I was the young mom with my first born.
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• Philippines
13 May 09
yes i know how you feel. my mom gave birth to our youngest sibling when she was already 42 and got menopaused at 50. i am the eldest and i remembered i got mom when i knew she was pregnant at 42. i was still in elementary that time. she was 31 when she had me. this is a disadvantage of getting married after 30. that's why i got married one year after grad, the moment when i had my stable job already.
• Philippines
13 May 09
i am the eldest and i remembered i got ANGRY when i knew she was pregnant at 42.(sorry for the error)
@meandmy3 (2228)
• United States
12 May 09
the dangers do not increase till you get closer to the age of 40 and then it is more so for the child than for the mother. Lots of women have children when they reach the age of 30 and have no problems what so ever. I gave birth at age 35 and was high risk but only because I had triplets, had it been a single baby it would have been a normal pregnancy. As far as pain, labor hurts no matter what your age is.
• Philippines
12 May 09
oh i can't imagine myself having triplets!you're way too brave mother. it's what i'm afraid also, the multiple pregnancy. i always have the risk of giving birth. my child had stayed for two weeks in an incubator because i had him preterm.that's why you can't take in me the fear of having another one.and the cost too!you really got to prepare.
@xannebull (1800)
• Philippines
13 May 09
we have the same fears, as i am getting close to age 30. my husband wanted us to have four kids but i don't want to have another child again, it's okay for me to have two children girl and boy. i'm afraid of getting pregnant again because they say that the older we get the riskier it is to get pregnant.
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• China
13 May 09
i am 28 years old,I have been planning to pregnant next year,i consider women with child before 30 is suitably time,local culture and local vogue might be influenced you attitude,actually i think you meet right time to give birth another one at present,this is my opinion,hope to help you a little.
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@sid556 (30989)
• United States
13 May 09
My first was born when I was 21 and that was the most painful of all. My 2nd was at 31 and my 3rd at age 32 and my 4th was at 39. It gets easier as you go in my opinion. Risks? I'm sure there are some but my youngest is now 15 and it's been a lot of fun raising her. not looking forward to that empty nest.
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• United States
12 May 09
when i had my son, i am already 35. now he is 2 years old and i want a baby girl this year or next year! Everything is good! so you know i plan have another one!
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• Malaysia
13 May 09
I think most mom will feel the jitters and the pain when they get pregnant no matter what age they are in. I think what you can do is discuss this with as many people you can and this will definitely help. Consulting the doctor for advice is the best as they are the people with the most knowledge in this.
@mammamuh (582)
• Sweden
13 May 09
I had my third after 30 and it wasn't differentthan the others. I would say that that pregnancy was the easiest of them. There are no bigger risks at 30 or it can be more difficult to get pregnant the older you get - other than that it's no problems. My grandmother said thah having children after 40 was hard for her body, it never got the same again. Good Luck!