Hello all, My name is Lisa, and I am 55 years old. I needed to join this board because, I really hope to be an inspiration for women trying to conceive at later ages.
Two weeks ago, I found out that I am expecting my sixth child and I am now at 8 weeks. I went in to see my doctor because I had not been feeling well. I was getting frequent headaches and lower back pain, along with some queasiness.
So I went in to make sure things were ok, and my doctor told me that I was actually expecting! I will be 56 when this baby is born, and I do plan to have a natural birth.
I have four older children ages 17, 23, 26, and 28, and I have a five year old. My five year old was actually planned. My husband and I had wanted one more little one. But I guess she was not supposed to be the last!
I also have two grandchildren. My 28 year old daughter has a four year old, and she and I were both preggo around the same time, which was pretty exciting. And my 26 year old son has a three year old. So I am a grandmother as well.
I have seen a few others on this board expecting after 50, and I hope that if anyone out there is trying to conceive at an older age, that they do not give up! And congrats to all the expectant mothers out there!
Congrats on your new found pregnancy! I am also in my fifties (54), and expecting my fourth in late July. I have a 16 year old, a 20 year old and a 26 year old.
And I too have two grandchildren! It's is always exciting to hear stories that I can relate to, and hopefully be an encouragement! I wish you luck, and I will keep you in my prayers!
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