Anything over the age of 35 counts as a 'geriatric pregnancy' - the cheek! But in all seriousness, times are changing and lots of people choose to have a baby in their 30s and older where they might be more financially stable and settled. And really, there is no right or wrong time to have a baby – different decades have their benefits.
There are always lots of different ways to keep you and your little one healthy at no matter what age. These mums tell us the truth about what it is like being pregnant in your 30s.
The truth about being pregnant in your 30s:
Some think that women who give birth in their 30s are more likely to have a settled and healthy lifestyle
. ‘You’ve probably thought hard about your decision to try for a baby, and this encourages women to ensure they’re healthy,’ says Zita.
‘By now you have learnt enough about yourself so you can prepare for the challenges involved in looking after someone else,’ says Mia.
5) How to prepare:
Make time to relax. ‘Women in their 30s often work up until about 37 weeks, so they’re exhausted during and after the birth,’ says Zita. ‘Try to take days off in the run-up, book a babymoon break
or take yoga classes.’
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