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  • Emery Emery's Avatar 03-15-06 | 02:07 AM
  • I had my DD when I was almost 35 after TTC for 2yrs and I am now almost 38 and would love to have another one.

    If you feel you want to have a baby then I wouldn't look at age as a big problem especially at 34.
     
  • Katran Katran's Avatar 03-15-06 | 11:11 AM
  • Quote de jendowl
    The twins risk, I beleive is only for the fact that alot of people at this age trying, end up on some type of fertility treatment and that is where more twins pop up. But the age itself, I don't think has a thing to do with it.

    I just wanted to mention that age, in fact, DOES increase your risk of twins, even without fertility drugs. Age itself can definitely be a factor in the birth of multiples. This is only true of fraternal twins though, not identical ones. Also, the number of children you have had previously can affect your chance to have twins. A woman over the age of 35 who has had 4 or more children previously is THREE TIMES more likely to have twins than a woman under 20 experiencing her first pregnancy.

    Here's a link with more info. I found it really interesting:
     
  • jendowl 03-15-06 | 04:06 PM
  • That was interesting. I neverheard that before. thanks for the info.
  • Dopey406 Dopey406's Avatar 03-15-06 | 04:20 PM
  • I think the age issue is so individual! Some folks don't want to be parents until they're in a more mature financial and emotional stage--so I don't think an arbitrary number is good for anyone.
  • Katran Katran's Avatar 03-15-06 | 10:11 PM
  • Quote de jendowl
    That was interesting. I neverheard that before. thanks for the info.

    You're welcome! I knew about it because I used to be interested in becoming an OB/GYN, so I studied up on stuff like that.