What is the age of the oldest mom you have taken care of?

  1. I ask this not as a nurse but as a patient. I'm 42 and still want to have a baby.... for several reasons it hasn't happened yet and I'm wanting some hope! One of my friends just mentioned that Halle Berry is apparently pregnant naturally at age 46. So,.....maybe there is a tiny chance?? Another aquaintence of mine said her mother-in-law had her last baby while she was going through her "change".....is that really possible??? I thought menopause was sort of the end of the road. I'm checking my LH levels this afternoon....I should be ovulating any day. Too bad I just had another break up though!!!
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  3. by   nurse4newlife
    It's certainly possible. I have delivered quite a few women in their 40s. Good luck!
  4. by   VivaLasViejas
    The oldest mom I personally have ever cared for was 42. At the time, I was 46 and had just become a grandmother for the first time, and I thought she was crazy to still be having kids at her age. I had all of my kids in my 20s and 30s, and yet when my youngest was in 5th grade, I was the oldest mom in his class (43 at the time). Granted, that was some years ago, but I still can't imagine starting all over again in middle age with a baby and Q 2 hr. feedings, colic, pediatrician visits etc. even if it IS fashionable.
  5. by   serenity1
    My oldest, new mom was 47. Many complications, baby born with issues. I have taken care of many moms in their 40's. Celebrities getting pregnant later in life and not having any issues that we know of make it seem like it is no big deal. Good luck to you!
  6. by   elkpark
    I didn't take care of her, but a friend of mine got pregnant (without assistance) and had her second child in her early 50s. No problems with the pregnancy, no complications.
  7. by   traumaRUs
    Perhaps these concerns would be better addressed with your provider.