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I delivered my 2nd at 44, no problems

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, March 07, 2007 | 0 comments

I had my 1st at 39.5 and delivered my second this past January at 44 and both deliveries were vaginal with no problems. I had heard the stories of risk of c-sections, high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, etc., but I had great pregnancies and easy deliveries (well, except for the "labour" and pain...but yea for epidurals!) With my daughter, it took 8 hours from start to finish. This time with my son, it was a little less than 4 hours.

My OB treated me as a normal pregnant patient, he didn't monitor me any differently or even give me extra ultrasound. I don't have anything to compare it to, since I was of the "advanced maternal age" when I had my first. I say go into with the positive mindset that you've done well with pregnancy, delivery will be the same. - TJ


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