"Don't Have a Baby in Your Late 40s" - Harsh Advice From Someone Who Did 🍼💔

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Buckle up, folks! 🚗💨 We've got a wild ride ahead as we dive into the world of unexpected pregnancies and the challenges of being an older parent. 😅 Our protagonist, let's call her the 'Menopausal Mama' 👵, found herself in quite the predicament when she got pregnant at 45! 😲 Now, her cousin is considering having a baby in her 40s too, and Menopausal Mama is dishing out some hard truths. 🗣️ Get ready for a rollercoaster of emotions, hilarious anecdotes, and some serious food for thought! 🍿🤔

🤰 A Surprise Pregnancy at 45! 😲

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🩺 Doctor's Diagnosis: PCOS & Menopause Miracles 🌟

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💰 Financially Ready, Emotionally Driven 💗

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🙋‍♀️ Cousin's Questions & My Honest Answers 🗣️

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😫 The Challenges of Being an Older Parent 👵

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🩺 Extra Testing & Precautions 🔍

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📬 Kindergarten Paperwork & AARP Cards 😅

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🔍 Staying Up-to-Date for My Child's Sake 📚

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🚨 Emergency Plans & Difficult Conversations 😥

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😞 Navigating Parenthood Alone in a Different Time ⏰

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💕 I Love My Child, But It's Not Easy 😓

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🤗 Setting the Record Straight: No Regrets, Just Realities ✨

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Menopausal Mama's Brutally Honest Advice: Think Twice Before Having a Baby in Your 40s!

Menopausal Mama's cousin is considering having a baby in her 40s, but our protagonist isn't holding back on the realities of being an older parent. From extra testing and precautions to constantly trying to keep up with the times, it's no walk in the park! And let's not forget the fear of leaving your child parentless before they even reach adulthood. Menopausal Mama loves her little one more than anything, but she's urging her cousin to think beyond just the emotional aspects of having a baby later in life. Let's see what the internet has to say about this brutally honest advice!

Late pregnancy advice hits close to home 😱

Dszquphsbnt | Dszquphsbnt

NTA gives harsh truth to someone seeking validation 👍

Stoat__King | Stoat__King

Having a baby is never a perfect time, life is inconvenient 😕

audacityofthatstitch | audacityofthatstitch

Sharing personal experience of having an older father. 👍

BraceBraceBrace | BraceBraceBrace

Supportive comment encourages not projecting insecurities and respecting choices 💖

30000PoundsofBananas | 30000PoundsofBananas

Parent shamed for wanting to dye hair, keep up with trends 🤷

Sassrepublic | Sassrepublic

Realistic advice given, recipient upset with truthful response.

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Not everyone has the same experience with having kids 👦🏻👧🏻

CityBride | CityBride

Honest NTA comment advises better framing of advice on having baby 👍

SnakesCantWearPants | SnakesCantWearPants

Pregnancy at 45 is stressful; NTA for honesty and advice 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

Engaging with a YTA comment on having a baby late in life

ArtemistheFartimus | ArtemistheFartimus

Supportive comment on having kids later in life with personal experience 👏

Extension-Special-48 | Extension-Special-48

Who cares about keeping up with trends and other parents? 🤷‍♀️

witchofthewoodland | witchofthewoodland

Telling someone not to have a baby in their late 40s makes you an unsupportive YTA 😠

sachathecatt | sachathecatt

Having children in late 40s is great for some, not all 😉

nobodyherebutusmice | nobodyherebutusmice

Honesty can be brutal. NTA for giving honest advice.

ImFinePleaseThanks | ImFinePleaseThanks

Having a child at 40 is not too old. NAH.

Glittering_Joke3438 | Glittering_Joke3438

Age is just a number, stop teaching your child to be embarrassed. YTA

sweadle | sweadle

Pregnant at 40, NTA thinks delivery of advice is insensitive 😒

tielfluff | tielfluff

User disagrees with article author's advice on having a baby late.

annswertwin | annswertwin

A rebuke for harsh, unsolicited advice; apology recommended 🚫

hecknono | hecknono

A blunt response to an over-exaggerated comment 😑

[deleted] | [deleted]

Debating whether it's okay to give unsolicited baby advice... YTA 🤫

sugassweet | sugassweet

Age doesn't matter as long as there's love and support. ❤️

flowers4u | flowers4u

Being honest is supportive, not what she wants 🤷‍♀️

cajunjoel | cajunjoel

Having a late-in-life baby is becoming more common for millennials 👨‍🍳

clocksailor | clocksailor

Young parenthood has upsides and downsides, not just lost youth 🤷‍♀️. NTA cousin.

SenselessStatements | SenselessStatements

Honesty is the best policy for tough love situations 👍

Vulpiny_exe | Vulpiny_exe

Honesty isn't always appreciated 🤷‍♀️

radleynope | radleynope

Sharing personal experience, advising to support friend's decision. 👍

fatpandasarehot | fatpandasarehot

Don't stress, 'old parents' have a wide range of experiences 😊

Judgypossum | Judgypossum

NTA. Commenter offers supportive advice and calls out negativity.

callagem | callagem

Parenting anxieties are not limited to older parents 😔

wedtog2020 | wedtog2020

Advice given and taken graciously, but age is just a number 😉

abearofverylittle | abearofverylittle

Age shouldn't stop someone from being a great parent 👨🏻👩🏻👧🏻

vicariouslyacat | vicariouslyacat

Late motherhood can be scary but rewarding, YTA dissed. 👍

MalC123 | MalC123

Don't be a pregnancy police, let people make their choice 🙏

dominiqlane | dominiqlane

NTA but personal experience is extreme, older parenthood not universally bad.

betsy_braddock0807 | betsy_braddock0807

Mild YTA, don't dump baggage on someone who didn't ask 👍

Yourkillinm3 | Yourkillinm3

Criticizing someone's reproductive choices isn't helpful or kind 👍

gaykidkeyblader | gaykidkeyblader

Don't dump all the negatives, support with empathy 👍

yupyeahyuper | yupyeahyuper

Having a baby in your late 40s: NTA shares opinion 👶

Accomplished_Bee9185 | Accomplished_Bee9185

Respectful disagreement on having a baby in late 40s 🙏

izzygrtt | izzygrtt

Honesty is the best policy 👍🏻

Ardchasm | Ardchasm

Embrace your choices and seek therapy to ease the pressure 👍

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Engaging with a fiery YTA comment. 🙅‍♀️

Chairish | Chairish

Don't fear the inevitable and enjoy life with your child 💜

irishgirl1981 | irishgirl1981

Having a kid in your 40s is tough, NTA for advice.

InventedStrawberries | InventedStrawberries

Having a baby in your late 40s is valid but unique. Don't worry about others' opinions, focus more on love 💓

Educational_Ad_9222 | Educational_Ad_9222

Having a baby in your 40s has its pros and cons. 🤔

InspectorMedium | InspectorMedium

Mother shares her positive experience having a child in her 40s 👍

YouGlowGirlMD | YouGlowGirlMD

Age is just a number, love is timeless ❤️

ThomH90 | ThomH90

Don't shame someone for wanting a child. YTA 😠

ElaineO9 | ElaineO9

Age is just a number, parenting is about love 💕

bornabuckeye75 | bornabuckeye75

Having a baby later in life can limit physical abilities 💪

mangolife583 | mangolife583

A supportive comment about being an older parent and the risks involved. 👍

PurpleMP12 | PurpleMP12

Growing up with older parents meant missing out on family adventures 🎓🍏

dephress | dephress

Adopted child shares experience, supports NTA's decision. 👍

ahabentis | ahabentis

Delaying parenthood can have benefits. NTA advises with empathy.

miranails | miranails

Personal story supports advice - NTA for sharing.

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Honesty is crucial when discussing having kids. NTA 👏

murdocjones | murdocjones

Realistic and grounded approach to advising on pregnancy and motherhood 👍

trash_heap_witch | trash_heap_witch

Having kids later in life can impact retirement plans. NTA.

Sadiesmuffintop | Sadiesmuffintop

Daughter of an older mom shares heartwarming advice ❤

Wren2204 | Wren2204

Starting a family in late 30s is challenging but rewarding 😊

keepitloki80 | keepitloki80

Honesty is the best policy, even if it's harsh 👍

ebwoods1 | ebwoods1

Debate on natural pregnancy in late 40s sparks disagreement 🤔

katmonday | katmonday

Honesty is the best policy 👍. NTA for sharing experience.

Unsolicitedadvice13 | Unsolicitedadvice13

Having a baby in your late 40s has unique difficulties 💁

2manycandles | 2manycandles

Having kids in late 40s has its drawbacks. NTA.

Dontmindme092 | Dontmindme092

Speaking from experience doesn't make you hypocrite 👍

suckmyduck29 | suckmyduck29

Accepting childlessness at 40 - relatable and empathetic NTA comment.

vosot | vosot

Having a baby in your late 40s comes with risks 😢 but can also bring joy 😊

LadyGrassLake | LadyGrassLake

Parenting reality check: Society expects lies, not honesty. 😬

MageVicky | MageVicky

NTA commenter delivers tough love with no apologies 👏

littlepinkgrowl | littlepinkgrowl

NTA shared a personal story about dangers of late age pregnancies.

squishenn | squishenn

Parenting is hard, and it gets harder with age. 😔

Willowx19stop | Willowx19stop

NTA for honest experience, but she's TA for sharing preference 😑

honestlawyer | honestlawyer

Explaining your reasoning doesn't always make everyone happy 🤷‍♀️

NoApollonia | NoApollonia

Young woman shares fears of having older parents with health issues ☹️

darkprincess98 | darkprincess98

NTA - Respondent defends honesty and acknowledges challenges of parenthood.

DodgeHodge | DodgeHodge

Grateful 19yo praises author's honesty about having a baby late 🙏

potatobanana0188 | potatobanana0188

Starting a family late can impact your child's life. 👍

cryrabanks | cryrabanks

Having kids in late 40s can be tough for parents & kids 😓

BDThrills | BDThrills

Adopting kids in late 40s can have downsides 😢, but no regrets 👏

mmamammamamama | mmamammamamama

Being honest can suck, but it's necessary for true friendship.

smokeandlights | smokeandlights

Having a baby in late 40s can be selfish. 👏

biteme789 | biteme789

Having a baby in late 40s is exhausting according to comment.

welshfach | welshfach

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