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New here, 42 and pregnant

Hi.  I'm pregnant with my 3rd child.  My others are 23 yrs. and almost 16 yrs. It has been a while since I've had a baby.  My first 2 were natural childbirths and I want the same for this one.  I went to the Dr. last week and she said because of my age she doesn't want me going past my due date.  So, if this one is late she said we would have to discuss induction.  My question is this..Did your Dr. let you go past your due date or did your baby come on its own before your due date??  I'm hoping this one will come 1 or 2 weeks early.

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    Congrats and welcome to the board!

    I was 2 wks shy of 36 when I had my first... but she was 8 days late.  The midwives said that they latest they let anyone go is 2 wks late.  However, once I was 7 days late they strongly encouraged me to schedule an induction.  I put off scheduling the induction until 11 days after my due date and thankfully DD decided to make an appearance on her own before that!

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    No experience with inductions since this is my first, but welcome and GL with #3!!
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    Congratulations!
     
    I'm also 42 and delivered a baby boy, my first, 2 weeks ago. My doctor explained that in woman over 40 the placenta can begin to "age" late in pregnancy more so than in younger woman.  It impacts the quantity and quality of nutrients reaching the baby and the baby can get into distress. As a result, I was monitored more closely beginning at 36 weeks with weekly Non Stress Tests and 2 ultrasounds.    
     
    Initially, we agreed that if the baby continued to do well, I should deliver no later than 3-4 days after my due date.  When an ultrasound indicated the amniotic fluid was low, we began induction the next day.  I was 0 cm dilated when we started and he was born 30 hours later via vaginal delivery. 
     
    I had a very healthy pregnancy and was amazed at how well I was feeling the last month.  Although induction wasn't the delivery I imagined, all that matters in the end is he's perfectly healthy.  
     
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    I have no advice (this is my first pregnancy), but wanted to welcome you to the board! 

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    This is also my third child my others are 19 and 17and had both of them naturally.  My friend had her first two months ago and the induced at 38 weeks for the safety of the baby. My first appointment is on the 22nd I will let you know what they say.
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    Hi Nancy, I'm new here also. I got my BFP on 10/23 and feeling very happy! My doctor suggests that I have a c-section in week 37 as I had one in the past.

    Sorry for not having more info about your question.

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    Welcome to the board!
     
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    Thanks to each of you for the warm welcome and replies.
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    Congrats and welcome!
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    I was 39 when I delivered and the doctor kept insisting on inducing. According to her, I was past 40 weeks but according to when I ovulated and got pg (I knew exactly when that had happened) I was only 39 weeks. So I said I didn't want an induction. I had an office visit scheduled for 8/25 (I would have been 40 weeks and 1 day but 41+ weeks according to the doctor) but thankfully my water broke Sunday night at 3am and I gave birth on the 24th, which was exactly 40 weeks according to my calendar.

    I'm against induction unless it's medically necessary. My personal theory is that when they induce your body is not yet ready for labor and I think that's why we see so many c-sections these days. My total labor time was 13 hrs from water breaking to baby being born and I think that had to do with the fact that my body went into labor on its own.

    But that's my theory, I'm sure many women disagree with me and think induction is the way to go.

    Me: 44 DH: 42. DS born healthy at 40 weeks 8/24/09. TTC since then with no luck or ART. Surprise BFP 8/6/14... MMC @ 8 weeks 4 days... Miss you everyday sweet baby angel.
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    Hello, I am new here too and very glad to see I am far from the only one who decided to have another baby at 40, when my first three are just about grown ~22, 18 and 17.

    I am very excited and scared. I totaly agree with newmrs07 and plan on putting inducing off if I can.

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    I'm 43 and just found out im pregnant , this will be my 4th child , i have a 22, 20,13

    im nervous but happy to read more women over 40 are still having healthy children,  my pregnancy was not planned but my hubby and I are very  happy, we have 3 boys , maybe this time it will be a girl...

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