A Cesarean Isn't Your Only Option.
Over-40 mothers are more likely to have a C-section because of their higher rates of multiple births and medical complications. But if you are in good shape, you shouldn’t have one unless it’s medically necessary.
Build a Support Group Now
Even if your mom friends are a lot younger, you’ll need them for advice and inspiration. You may think you have nothing in common with women half your age, but once you start discussing no sleep and leaking breasts, the age difference won’t matter.
Skipping the ‘Home Birth’ May Be Smarter
While a home birth sounds alternative and dreamy, you should be in a hospital. Mark Surrey, M.D., the medical director of the Southern California Reproductive Center told Red Book, “Natural deliveries may not always be appropriate for older women.” Make sure to consider traditional medical care if you’re over 40 to avoid any complications.