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Do you think 36 is too old to have a baby??

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:38 AM on Mar. 17, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • My grandmother had my mother when she was 40, and that was in 1954 - so no I don't!

    Answer by beckcorc at 10:42 AM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • nope. some risks are higher though. just something to be aware of.

    my mom had her last child at 37 and my step mom i think was 38 when she had her last.

    A woman’s risk of having a baby with Down syndrome is:

    * At age 25, 1 in 1,250
    * At age 30, 1 in 1,000
    * At age 35, 1 in 400
    * At age 40, 1 in 100

    imo that does not mean that 36 is too old to have a baby.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:47 AM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • IMO, no. But you may be labeled high risk by your OB. My grandmother had my mom when she was 42. In 1948. The doctors were so sure that there would be something wrong with my mom, that grandma was looking into institutions.

    Answer by phantomphan at 10:54 AM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • No. One of my best friend's has 3 kids - born when she was 30, 35, and 43. The one born when she was 30 has Down's, the other two are typical - there are no guarantee's in life.
    I used to think that it was too old, I had planned to have all my kids in my 20s and I had my first three then. I divorced when I was 32 and married a man who didn't have any children. I am now 36 and pregnant with "our" 5th (his 2nd bio). I'm still definitely young enough and have enough energy to play with them, but I also have the wisdom and patience that comes with age. I'm a much more confident, self assured mother. I think there are advantages and disadvantage to having children at any age.

    Answer by missanc at 10:58 AM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • no i dont thing so just no the risk my mom is over 40 and they are trying to have a baby ..... gl

    Answer by klinemom2 at 11:08 AM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • I think 50 and up is.... think about they child, he'll be having what looks like grandparents at his graduation, thats what i told my 49 year old aunt when she adopted my baby cousin... it will be me my husband and other cousins around...

    Answer by bmdred at 11:21 AM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • No, My step mother just had twins last year and she is in her 40s.

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 12:35 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • not at all. I am 41 and ttc

    Answer by cmissamy at 1:57 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • no

    Answer by nakoal87 at 4:10 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • I hope not ..... I am 36 and due in May with my 2nd! :)

    Answer by happymama2D at 8:04 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

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