Dealing With Rude Comments About Advanced Maternal Age
The first thing you need to do is reassure yourself. Talk with your health-care provider or genetic counselor about the real risks for your pregnancy. You'll be happy to learn that most older moms have happy and healthy pregnancies.
You can ignore rude comments, or you can take them on directly. You might proudly report that your doctor says you are perfectly healthy and so is the baby. You could say that you choose to be positive about your pregnancy and hope others can do the same. You can also arm yourself with the statistics and tell people that your chances of a healthy baby are extremely high, and while you appreciate their concern, an over-35 pregnancy is not anything to be concerned about these days.