These Days, Fewer People React Negatively To Expecting Moms Over 40. However, So-Called "Midlife Moms" Sometimes Have Additional Considerations, Concerns And Obstacles When Pregnant. If You're A Mama-To-Be Over 40, Check Out Some Of Our Helpful Articles O

These days, fewer people react negatively to expecting moms over 40. However, so-called "midlife moms" sometimes have additional considerations, concerns and obstacles when pregnant. If you're a mama-to-be over 40, check out some of our helpful articles on midlife moms.
These days, fewer people react negatively to expecting moms over 40. However, so-called "midlife moms" sometimes have additional considerations, concerns and obstacles when pregnant. If you're a mama-to-be over 40, check out some of our helpful articles on midlife moms. 40 Plus: Midlife Mothering. Aches, pains and the rigors of pregnancy aside, the one thing older mothers seem to worry about most is how their age will affect their children in the years to come. Rest assured, moms: Age has absolutely no bearing on your child-rearing ability, nor will your children be any more embarrassed about you than any other children are about their parents. 40 Plus: Feedback and finances. Another issue older women face is comments from others. Of course, all pregnant women experience intrusive and rude remarks about their bodies, but for those of us at midlife, this can be a particularly sensitive issue. These comments can range from someone bluntly asking why you got pregnant at your age, to silly jokes about your grandmotherly status. 40 Plus: Picture perfect pregnancies. 40-plus women are having babies in record numbers. Despite all the warnings, the vast majority of experience no problems with either their pregnancies or raising their children. Women over 40 are often acutely aware of the risks associated with pregnancy, and we'd much rather discuss the unique experiences of being pregnant at this age. So, what are they? 40-Plus: Ready for baby. The number of women having children at the age of 40 and above is increasing each year. Older women have delayed childbearing to focus on careers; women want to start families with their second husbands, or some may not have met the right man until they were in their 30s. According to Susan Coady, Human Development and Family Science faculty member at The Ohio State University, there are several reasons women today are waiting.

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