I'm 47, have three children oldest 28, middle 26, and my daughter turned 25 today! No MC's, and tubal ligation at 23.
I've been married to my 2nd husband since I was 30 years old. We never even had a pregnancy scare, and raised his son now 22, and my three and all was well. I had no reason to use protection (my tubes were toast)?
I have 2 grand daughters, I'm a nurse so in my off time my life has been devoted to helping my with the new additions to the clan as much as possible.
Last September I started having issues with weird periods, feeling ill, getting sick for geez three months but being a nurse my symptoms were totally plausible to pre or perimenopause.
As the months have passed and I've tried to control symptoms like nausea, fatigue, being exhausted all the time, and this weight gain, and moodiness/ crying (all things that never effected me in any of my pregnancies in the past), I started feeling movement in my overgrown abdomen? Chalked that off to gas, and IBS ALSO diverticulitis runs in my family.
Well......... I kept finding reasons for my symptoms and did nothing about it and just went on with the day to day.
In a panic finally when this movement in my abdomen moved up and into my ribs, being so uncomfortable I thought this feels like being pregnant? I know right at 47! Well after no prenatal care whatsoever taking two pregnancy tests (-), not taking a third, guess where I'm going tomorrow? I'm almost 48 years old in July and I think I'm about to deliver a baby! The signs looking back were there, but how could it be? My husband is in shock. My children will be mortified and my mother is in shock so bad she is in denial and can hardly speak to me. I'm thinking about adoption, but I'm a 3 peat section, I socially drank beer so, who is going to want to adopt a possible high risk little baby that may come with issues. I'm so distraught about worry for a baby I don't know yet, and the way my family feels (well except my husband's growing excitement regardless of issues) I've been left with the constant headache and anxiety of what to do. HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN - note: I had a tubal ligation at 23, so with no scares how would I have ever had the need to worry. Has this happened to anyone else and what was the outcome of your situation. Family, do they come around? Despite all you do for them, are you forever damned - I'm totally scared to death.
Thanks for reading.