Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be pregnant for the first time at 40? What’s the difference of being pregnant at 40 versus 20? Are there risks? Might I have twins? What will it be like when I return to work? Should I stay home?
Author, Dena Kennedy, describes what she experienced when she found out she was pregnant at 39, and then again at 42. She also explains many other things that you may experience being pregnant at 40.
What to expect when you are having your first child and are at (or near) the age of 40.
This book was written for anyone who is over the age of 35 and contemplating having a child, for anyone over the age of 35 who is pregnant, and for anyone who has recently given birth. A woman’s body doesn’t typically rebound after having children the same way in your late 30’s or 40’s as it would in your 20’s. I will discuss some widely known issues and some issues that most women don’t realize . . . until it happens to them. This is not to say don’t have a child later in life, but more of a way to relieve the anxiety that a woman feels by not knowing what’s in store for her.
I had my first child at the age of 39 and my second child at the age of 42. Both of my children were born perfectly healthy and I do not believe my age had any negative consequences for them. At least it didn’t at birth . . . who’s to say how that may change when they reach sweet 16 and mommy is 55.
This book will address the things that nobody told me about. I didn’t know what to expect and was, for the most part, surprised by a lot of things. I hope this book will alleviate some of your fears and make your pregnancy and the years to follow somewhat easier.
I grew up as an only child, so I didn't have the advantage of taking care of younger siblings. So, if you are an only child, or if you are the youngest, this will be particularly helpful to you.