Hi. I am 50 and my partner is 41. I know he would love a child of his own, but accepted when we met that it was not an option due to my age. However having been together for a while I am wondering whether to suggest to him that we try (I realise it would only be a slim chance that I would get pregnant), but have very mixed feelings. On one hand I know he would be a wonderful hands on father (he has step children and grandchildren from his previous relationship) and I do enjoy children and miss going to the park, painting etc that I did when my children were younger (youngest now 17). On the other hand I am worried about my health during pregnancy and that of any baby, whether I have the energy to cope with a child and whether it would be fair on a child to have an older mum. I would love to hear of anyone elses experiences of being an older mum or a child of an older mum.
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