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Hi, I'm 38 going on 39 this Dec. Have 1 son thinking of having another but Am I to Old?? So many risk! What do u think??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:47 AM on Oct. 10, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • I don't think 38/39 is too old to get pregnant....maybe because I am pushing that age myself ;)
    I think the older you are the higher the risk of having a downs syndrome baby. I know after 35, they do a lot more testing when you are pregnant......or atleast at my OB they do.
    Women are having babies everyday at that age and a lot older.
    Good luck and I wish you the best!
    BrendaMomOf3

    Answer by BrendaMomOf3 at 12:51 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • I say go for it!
    Erikay101

    Answer by Erikay101 at 1:05 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • The main concern you face as you age is that your risk of conceiving a baby with a chromosomal problem goes up every year. For example, the risk of having a baby with Down syndrome rises from about 1 in 759 at age 30 to 1 in 302 at age 35, 1 in 82 at age 40. Statistically there is a greater risk. However there are risks in pregnancy no matter who you are.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:31 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • You're not old. If you want another baby then go for it.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:04 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • You're not too old.  My mom had my youngest sister when she was around 41.

    SilverFire85

    Answer by SilverFire85 at 2:07 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

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