5 Reasons It Rocks to be Over-the-Hill and Pregnant

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They say forty is the new twenty, and with the rise of women waiting until later in life to marry or have children, it must be true. Aside from maybe having a little less energy than younger counterparts, and the elevated health risks, being pregnant in your forties rocks!

Take your biological clock hit the snooze button! These days, you have a little “extra” time.

You’re Pregnant!!!!

Studies have shown that fertility does decline after 35 years of age, so it is an even more amazing thing to have gotten pregnant in the first place!

As a woman ages, her body is less capable of releasing eggs, and some of the eggs that the body does release are not as healthy as they were at a younger age, therefore causing fertility issues. Not to mention the fact that women are born with all of their eggs, so the egg pool has gotten significantly smaller from menstruation.

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You Have Less Wonders

A common theme for women who gave birth in their younger years is “what if?”

What if they had waited? What if they had traveled the world more? What if they had focused on their careers? This is not to say that all women who had children at younger ages feel this way, and it is also not to say that women who had children younger still did not get to do these things; it is simply a common theme for some younger women to express. Waiting until you're older than 40 to have a baby answered all those “what ifs,” because you were able to see exactly how those things played out in your life.

What do you think?

5 Reasons It Rocks to be Over-the-Hill and Pregnant

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  1. Profile photo of Maria Maria says:

    I think if you feel healthy and able to reproduce. Than that is awesome to be bring in life. I’m 37y/o and will be 38y/o bring my first baby into this world “Con Favor Di ADIOS” me and my hubby are soooooooooooooooo very excited!!! I do pray medically everything work outs and my baby is super healthy.

  2. Profile photo of Irene Irene says:

    Im 39 and having baby number 5 and though i have not told my family members yet because of there negative response I feel blessed to be able to conceive another child at my age. My oldest is 21 then 16,10, and 9. Life is a gift and in the eyes of God even the Embryo is precious to him then it should be to us also.

    • Profile photo of Shantay Shantay says:

      I know the feeling I’m 40 years old 16 weeks with twin girls. I havent told my family. My mother mainly. She always tell me not to become pregnant again. Granted I have 4 boys, 10, 8, 6, and 4…..all by my husband. My husband and I are so excited about the two lil angels that we are being blessed with. I realize that since we are the ones who are happy of this pregnancy everybody else opinions dont matter. But once they are born, we know attitudes and comments will change. So hang in there and enjoy this Blessing of becoming a mommy again.

  3. Profile photo of Renea Renea says:

    Hi, I am 44 and only 6 weeks pregnant. This is the 4th child I will give birth to but is number 5 for our family. My husband and I married 10 years ago. We both already had children. I had 3 boy and he had 1 girl. this will be the first on we have had together. We are so excited and I have already have had to put up with people asking if we are nuts for starting all over again. I am a firm believer that you are only as old as you feel and personally I feel very young. Even though our other children are 26, 22, 21 and 14 and our grandson is 2. Other than the fatuige being worst than I remember I am not over the hill. I agree being pregnant in your 40’s rocks.

  4. Profile photo of irene irene says:

    Hi. I’m 42 and this is my first child. I feel so blessed and happy. I have a pretty decent life. I have a secure career, traveled lots, am active to a degree, and I know I have a lot to offer. To me age is but a number. I feel great. I am hesitant to share the news because of others negative comments because of my age. They do think I’m over the hill. Their comments are very annoying… but it’s probably because they were teen parents or in their early 20s when life was tuff and they struggled. I agree that they do have “what ifs” to sort through.

  5. Profile photo of Eva Eva says:

    My sister is 45 and just had a beautiful baby girl a few months ago! She is a blessing to us!

  6. Profile photo of Nicky Nicky says:

    I’m 38 and pregnant with my first child. I really didn’t like the term over the hill unless considering this everyday fatigue I “over the hill” lol. I will say that my what ifs are more medically related more so than “life” related questions. My husband and I have the careers we want and afford a comfortable lifestyle so the article was correct in that respect. But over the hill….yeah no.

  7. Profile photo of Smicky04 Smicky04 says:

    I don’t appreciate the name of this article either, I am 40 and having a baby I am in my last month at 35 wks do not consider myself ‘over the hill’ what does that even mean? Anyway this was a surprise, my youngest daughter just turned 15 and my older one just had a baby of her own this year, so being a grandmother and new mom is weird hey they say everything happens for a reason! I’m taking life day by day. Although I do have to admit a little depression & jealousy about my life starting parenting over again and my younger partner having the freedom to do as he pleases, while I struggle around like a whale, that’s life.

  8. Profile photo of Sonia Sonia says:

    women should be able to have kids at the age they want i mean at least 16 i know it may be risky for older women to have children but it could happen ..get pregnut …. some women are ready at a early age to have babys and some women arent they have to wait they dont feel enuff prepered or not ready yet ….theres a time for everything

  9. Profile photo of Jacqueline Jacqueline says:

    Well im 34 right at the cross over that medicine says or declare that that is the cross over; but my mom had my baby brother after 4 kids had him at 45 and he was planned. I just believe that a woman is stronger then what man give us credit for and if God permit life who are we to speak against it! I agree with “Sophia” over the hill is over rated!

  10. Profile photo of Sophia Sophia says:

    I hate that the title to this article is “over the hill and pregnant”. I’m 41 and pregnant with baby #2 and do not consider that over the hill. I had my first at 40 and would not change a thing. My husband and I can afford a home in the best school district in the city and have the maturity to know what we are doing. Kinda lame that they would use such verbage even if it is a joke.

  11. Profile photo of LIZ says:

    i got my baby after 30 and i feel good that i wait

  12. Profile photo of Michelle Michelle says:

    I agree that you get sexy as you age. I look at my mother who turned 53 years old this year in February and she’s absolutely gorgeous! I feel myself getting sexy every day during my pregnancy and it brings a glow to my entire body!

  13. Profile photo of Amber Amber says:

    I am 34 and refuse to have another baby this last one has given my body a run for its money. More power to anyone that does it but not me not again no no

  14. Profile photo of EBONY EBONY says:

    30 years old n not worried about if more babies are going to make my belly their home for nine months after 35…..its. all in the hands of the most high……Sarah got pregnant and she was a hundred plus….just saying

  15. Profile photo of stephanie stephanie says:

    I am 40 and I feel good ..Proud to be a new mom again I have an 8 yr old son.I was 31 when I had him Happy then and I am Happy now.To my dad I am an only child my mom has 7 kids.I want my son to have a sibling he can be close to and grow up with ..I lived with my mom and it was always different because we had not the same dad.So I still was an only child with six other kids in the house. Not fun..

  16. Profile photo of Kelly Kelly says:

    38 and will be delivering at the age of 39; my daughter will be 11 1/2 when I deliver her new brother. Younger “me” was very poor in an unstable relationship but had support from friends that made it all work. This time in a secure relationship, condo owner (we will need to find bigger place in future,) and at time of delivery I will be with my company for 8 years; I have a new lease on my health and future as all tests have come back as if i was a young woman.

    I find it odd so many women are having babies over 35 and we are still considered high risk, again odd but love knowing our baby boy is safe and progressing as he should!!!

    Thank you for the wonderful article as it has given me more encouragement as an over 35 mother to be!

  17. Profile photo of sayhola sayhola says:

    Just having my 2.5 month old at 37, I feel there were a lot more “what-ifs” at an older age than when I had my 3 yo… I’d love to have more babies, but being older gives me pause and concern for the “what ifs” of a healthy baby….. ?

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