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How Old Is Too Old For A Woman To Have A Baby
Natural or assisted?: I believe unassisted pregnancy into the fifth decade has been reported. It is rare now since risks of a genetic defect are so high. Assisted pregnancy (internationally) with mom having special care & donor embryo has been reported as late as ~60 if memory serves me right. Sadly, i believe that mom died a few years later. There are amazing things we can do, but whether we should do them is ? ...Read more
Depends: It is unusual for women past their mid 40s to conceive though it does happen. While medically it is possible with donor eggs for women to conceive well past menopause, there are medical concerns about the health of the mother, and ethical concerns about bringing a child into the world in which the mother is unlikely to live long enough too see them through to adulthood. ...Read more
Not the issue: Dad's can produce babies forever - the age of the mom is important for safety of the mom and health of the baby. You need to decide how old is too old - you want to make sure that you are able to enjoy your child and their milestones. ...Read more
Depends: Men in good health produce sperm well into their later years; there are reports of men fathering children into their 90s. That said, as fathers get older, the risk of certian genetic problems increases, and the ability of a man to help out with child care and watch their child grow up is very dependant on the health of the man, which can deteriorate with age. ...Read more
Not very: A 16 year old who is a full adult size, and otherwise healthy, with a healthy body weight, is not in much danger to have a baby physically. Emotionally, however, that may be a different story. It is difficult to raise a child as a 30 year old let alone at 16 years old. With a good support system, however, anything is possible. ...Read more
Age is relative: The decision to get breast implants in a personal one and age is seldom a factor. Before making the decision a woman should be fully informed and generallly in good enough health for the operation. Being fully informed means understanding the risks of the initial procedire and that down the road chances are additional surgery will be required. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
DEPENDS: The safety of a pregnancy at any age depends on the baseline health of the patient. If healthy in general, a 16 yo is able to have a healthy pregnancy.Statistically, she is more likely to not finish high school,end up in poverty and on public assistance, and have a child that grows up to do the same thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
U into history ?: According to the bible, abraham (abram) fathered the child isaac at the age of 99, although this could be argued as by divine intervention.It is not unusual for men in their 60's to do so in recent history. ...Read more
Depends on situation: As long as you are still ovulating you can have kids.Any pregnancy has at least 4% risk of unexpected issues, including birth defects, prematurity or other problems. To that basic risk you must add that of your health & the increased in chromosome defects with age.At 44 your down syndrome risk rises to 1%. Talk with a genetic counselor to understand your specific risks (includes dad) ...Read more
Not rare: Teens may envy parents who have it all together at a point you are not sure you ever will.That envy may focus on kids, which is part of what they do well.They may decide its too hard to be an actress but with a baby you could show how great a mother you could be. Great idea, but timing is poor.These kids need counseling and help in career planning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: There are several types that can be seen in this age group. If this is the case, have the person see a rheumatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Depends: There is no correct answer. It depends on her health, personal goals, aspirations, culture, and financial situation. This is a personal decision made taking into account the needs and desires of the woman and her partner ...Read more
Not at all.: The average age of motherhood is about 26 years old. This age has been rising slowly while the birth rate has been declining over the last many years. Women are routinely giving birth beyond age 30 and the number of moms giving birth over age 45 is increasing. ...Read more
Varies: Natural conception is difficult over age 40, and rare after age 43. Reproductive aging affects eggs, since older women have more abnormal eggs with chromosome defects and fewer available. Since the uterus can hold pregnancy until advanced ages with hormone support, it is possible to carry a pregnancy with donor eggs until at least the early 50s. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No precise age: The question is perhaps best answered when the risks of the procedure outweigh the benefits. This occurs at different ages for different patients. It can be a vexing problem if patients are unrealistic about their rehabilitation potential and their goals. It is not common for a kidney transplant to be done over age 75 but a few are done each year, even for healthy octogenarians. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not typically: Rosacea is an affliction of adults.Something similar in appearance that affects kids is a perioral dermatitis & steroid rosacea.This often start as fine bumps or pimple like irritation in the folds near the nose & mouth, due to finger to mouth activity & saliva.Otc or rx steroids initially seem to help before amplifying the problem. Topical abx are the rx of choice.Your dr can assess the situatn. ...Read more
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