My mom was 40 when she had my little brother. Everything turned out great. I'm comforted by this, but this wasn't her first child. She had 3 babies before him.
I remember my aunt buying her a magnet that said, "I'd rather be 40, than pregnant!" Haha!
I wonder if the risks and/or complications would be higher if a 40 year old woman was having a baby for the first time?