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lorimanhart
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Registered: ‎11-22-2013
Re: Pregnant & over 35

Hello,

Ijust found this group and I turned 35 in May and got pregnant with my 8th pregnancy in May. I have 5 boys that are 19 (will be 20 in jan), 18, 14, 12, and 10. I had a daughter that would be 13 but she passed away at a month old due to multipe organ failure and she had down's  and I had a miscarriage 2 years ago. This pregnancy was a surprise and a little scary because of the miscarriage. I told myself that if I didn't get pregnant again by 35 I would just give up and then the month I turn 35 I get pregnant and everything is fine this time.God has his perfect timing even if its not the time we wanted. I really wanted a girl but again I am having a boy, at least he is a healthy boy according to every test we have done. That is what matters the most. I'm still a little nervious because it has been so long sence I have given birth and I'm a smoker. I think what scares me most is the fact that I believe in having the most natural birth as possible, I always have. Most of my boys were born without any pain medication. I had the eperadul with my daughter and my 12 year old son only becasue with my daughter the drs. talked into it after about 12 hrs of labor and only getting between 3 and 4 cent. dialated. They explain that because Shyanne, my daughter, had a whole in her heart, that she couldn't help me with the birth so I was doing everything on my own. Babies help more than we know so my body was having a hard time to get it done so I got the epadural. My 12 year old son, Isaiah, had a prolapse cord so they had to do an emergency c-section, which meant, I had to have an epadurel. I personally want to have another natural childbirth and I know I can but it has been 10 years so I'm a little scared and nervious about it.