Hrm. I know, personally, 3 women over 40 who’ve all conceived and produced, quite healthily, children in the last year; one of them is my step-children’s mother. While I’m thrilled to have a baby girl to play with (read: Borrow and return, hehe) at this point it would not be a good idea. My sweetie and I didn’t get married until I was 44; I look <read: Act> much younger than I am, and people STILL are asking me when the babies are coming. While I personally would not have a problem with it, my sweetie has two already and would be overwhelmed to the point of permanent sadness to start again with another. If he changed his mind and said “Babe, let’s do it!” I’d have no problems with it, but I’ve never wanted a baby just to have a baby.
So…with all that…if we now got pregnant…well, he might suppose I’d done it ‘accidentally on purpose’, and if it’s what I really wanted, he’d make the best of it. He does love me, and knows I’ve always been fascinated by the pregnancy/delivery process. But…it would be a really tough call right now. Add to the situation the fact that I’m apparantly in peri-menopause, and have bled more often than not for 3 months straight, and…yeah. At this point I would not count on a healthy pregnancy, and don’t think I’d choose to go through with it. That’s if the little bugger-to-be didn’t slide on out on the Red Tide anyway, lol.