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Chances Of Having Baby At 42
Mom did it: Although some have more trouble getting pregnant at this age, it is not uncommon. The age thing adds 1-2% to your risks of an unexpected outcome for the baby, but everyone at any age has a 3-4%risk (premi, birth defect, chromosome issue,etc).You might want to meet as a couple with a medical geneticist and look at both families. The more you know the easier it is to move forward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great!: Now days babies born at 28 weeks, have a 95% chance of survival. It does not mean they will not require a lot of care and support both inside and out the nicu. ...Read more
Hard to say: If that person had a fertility problem in her 20's it would likely persist. That said, most in that age group can achieve and carry a normal pregnancy.All pregnancies have a basic risk of about 4% in an unexpected outcome.That includes prematurity, infection,birth defects, etc.The age effect adds only 1% additional risk of a chromosome defect like Down syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of preventing pre term labour in 2nd pregnancy? What are the options?1st baby was born @ 35wks+3days. Baby was fine.
Related to cause: If the cervix dilated very early (the old medical term is 'incompetent' cervix), then the risk is high. If there was an infection, the odds are not very high if the infection was treated completely. If there was a larger than normal uterus due to multiple babies or high amount of fluid, it is unlikely to recur. If the cause is unknown, then refer to answer by dr garvey. Also seek mfm consultation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: A thorough assessment of anyone's risks for pregnancy includes age, pre-pregnancy health ; medications, and an assessment of the genetic input from both parents. A 43 yo has ~1/30 risk of a trisomy 21 down syndrome birth, added to a general 4% risk with any pregnancy for an unexpected event (cleft, premi, illness). A consultation with a genetic counselor could define your specific risks. ...Read more
What are the odds of having children without Tourettes syndrome, if both me & the father had mild TS? %/ chances of children without it?
I am a healthy 32 years old. I have a history of two misscarriages and one premature infant at 32 weeks whodied from complications of congenital hemangioma at the base of skull and ruptured vasa previa. What are the odds of me having a healthy baby?
Don't Give Up!: You should get the advice of 2 specialists: a fertility specialist to check if you have any antibodies, coagulation disorders, hormone problems, fibroids, etc that are complicating your pregnancies. Just in case, you should consider consulting with a geneticist (it would really help if the miscarriages were genetically tested). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hard to say: A learned answer depends on the amount of data we have to review.The only data we have for review is the assumption that you are female and 36 yo. General health history, surgical history, and findings of a physical exam are not available for us to review and would all factor into a response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are my chances of getting pregnant at age 46? Is there anything we could do to improve chances of getting pregnant? 2 normal pregnancies earlier.
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