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Is 39 to old to have a baby?

I’m currently 36 nearly37 in a few months. I want a baby but want to have recovered for a while. Want to try at 39. Do you think this is to old?

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My best friend has her last kid at 43.

I don’t think 39 is too old.

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I’m 36 and pregnant. I’ll be 37 when I give birth and I plan to have another. I don’t think it’s too old.

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With children it’s time, energy and money.

And pushing 40 and giving birth…I think the odds of having a baby with possible defects are greater.

But this is just my opinion. You could very well have a healthy child as well.

Great good luck. Are you worried about being schizophrenic and having baby.

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My mum was 40 when she gave birth to my brother. I think it’s fine.

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It’s fine, but as a mom who was older when the last one of mine was born, you may have less patience as they get older. I wish now that i had been younger.

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I’m kind of an older Dad…I was 38 when my twins were born.

My wife was 34-35 years old when she gave birth. We always swore we wanted two, and BAM!..instant family!

And that was it. We never thought of having another.

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It’s considered high risk. But you could meet with an Obgyn before getting pregnant to see what she or he suggests

Does being schizophrenic ever get in the way of being a dad?

I have my ups and downs.

My daughters love me to the Moon and back…and the same goes for me to them.

They know I struggle at times. But I’ve always been their ‘silly daddy’…it’s all they know. They tell me that they won the lottery when they got me for a Dad, which makes me happy.

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I know lots of people who had kids after 40 with no issues. There is a higher risk but not that much higher. As @Pianogal said just be in contact with your obgyn. They know best.

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IDK if you’re too old. You’re generally still young. It’s just that the higher you get in years, I think the pregnancy and delivery might be a little more difficult. I don’t know the exact cutoff age to have a baby or not.

I think the biggest issue is lack of energy. Kids take a LOT of energy. If you’re in good shape with plenty of energy at 45 there’s no reason not to go for it.

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Thank-you everyone for the insightful information this thread has provided. I would like to have a child with my long-distant girlfriend where we met at www.nolongerlonely.com. We are both schizophrenics and the information here has been helpful.

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Especially if your kid had adhd

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That’s not too old, but I wouldn’t wait.

I think that if you have a supportive partner it makes a world of difference during the pregnancy and in raising a child. So many women today are having children well into their forties due to having supportive partners. How exciting for you.

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Emma had my daughter at 39. The midwifes i think just kept a closer eye on her. I dont think its too much of a problem these days.

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