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Do you think it's selfish to TTC when....

the mother is over 35? Knowing all the risks she's taking, is it selfish of her to TTC?

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legalmommy101

Asked by legalmommy101 at 2:34 PM on Feb. 1, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • nope
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 2:36 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • to each his/her own.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:39 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • No not over 35. After 50 I think it is ridiculous to have your first kid.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • No I do not think it is selfish to TTC after 35.
    riotgrrl

    Answer by riotgrrl at 3:16 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • nah! with today's experts and physicians she knows what she's getting into. most babies turn out fine and if they didn't that doesn't make them any less perfect for that family. most are religious (christians) and believe their god doesn't give them anymore than they can handle. children are a blessing.
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 4:22 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • No
    Raeann11

    Answer by Raeann11 at 4:54 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • what risk? i was 34 w/ my #1 and am expecting #5 in 4 months!
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 9:48 PM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • I think over 40.. yes, especially if they know the risks and know if they find out the baby has a genetic defect they will terminate. It is irresponsible to create a life when you know damn well you are just gonna kill it if it isn't your perfect expectation.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 3:51 AM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • What risks are you referring to? As long as the woman is healthy and capable of caring for the child, I don't think there is an issue. I think that post-menopausal women who do all the fertilty treatments in order to conceive are not taking everything into consideration.
    ncbirdie

    Answer by ncbirdie at 7:48 AM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • If the mother is healthy why SHOULDNT she TTC? are you and AGEIST? ie prejuduced against AGE?
    sati769leigh

    Answer by sati769leigh at 9:14 PM on Feb. 8, 2010

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