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Pregnancy At Age 38 Risks
Possible: Generally, 25% of women get pregnant on the first attempt, 30% at the end of 3 attempts, 60% at the end of 6 attempts, 80% at the end of 9 attempts and 85% at the end of a year. The remaining 15%, by definition, are infertile and should consider seeing their gyn or a infertility specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Several: Difficulty getting pregnant, miscarriage, chromosomal abnormalities, undergrown baby, diabetes, preeclampsia (toxemia), cesarean delivery, uterine bleeding before/at delivery, etc. These are more common after 40 than 35 some risks rise with age. Couples should consider these risks and costs and loss of income if problems arise. However, if spontaneous conception in healthy women, majority do well. ...Read more
If my wife conceives at age 34 and gives birth at age 35, then is that considered an at-risk pregnancy?
Loose term: The words "high risk" are imprecise and just suggest higher statistical risk of some negative outcome.Any pregnancy has about 4% risk of a surprise outcome. A woman's risk of a Down syndrome birth increases every year after the early 20's ; at 40 it hits an added 1%.Any health issue or pregnancy complication can be used to designate someone high risk.The term just reminds the staff to be on alert. ...Read more
When should a woman have her first child by? For example is there a sharp increase in pregnancy risk over a certain age?
When she is ready: There is not an age when there is a "sharp" increase in pregnancy risks. Generally speaking, pregnancy risks tend to increase with age. That also applies to risks for genetic anomalies (like down syndrome), that risk at age 35 is 1 in 270 and it increases with each year. There is no specific age that is recommended as "best" to have your first child. ...Read more
Maternal Age: I take care of many women every day who are pregnant after the age of 35. Yes, there are some increased risks. There is a higher rate of chromosome abnormalities, a higher rate of gestational diabetes, and a higher rate of gestational hypertension. But most mom's pregnant at age 38 have uncomplicated pregnancies with healthy children resulting. ...Read more
20 - 25 best age: Teenage women and women roughly starting at the age of 25 have increasing risk of all kinds of pregnancy complications - which many times with proper prenatal care can be managed and result in the delivery of a healthy baby while keeping mom safe. ...Read more
I need help please me and my girlfriend are both 18 years of age, and we had protected sex, but she's been having symptoms on pregnancy ?
No such thing:
Unfortunately there are no specific symptoms of pregnancy. Many symptoms that females claim are also seen with menstrual cycles and other times of hormonal fluctuations. If she is having periods she is not pregnant.
But, if there is any doubt, please do a home pregnancy test. ...Read more
I had 38days of pregnancy and i'm in age of nearing 40. Had one kid having 6yrs old. I don't want this pregancy /wants to avoid. Shall i take mensovit?
Should i have an IUD inserted at age 47? risks involved? odds of pregnancy at my age? don't want more children..thanks
Too non specific a ?: If you are in good health u can prevent a lot of things but no one can predict the future obviously you will want to make sure the chromosomes are normal, u can discuss with your OB what testing would be involved before u get preg and get a general physical before u get preg to make sure u have no undiagnosed problems like elevated BP , etc. ...Read more
Fetal/ maternal loss: I believe that the worst complication at any age is fetal and /or maternal loss. ...Read more
???: U need to state the ? Better, many people at 59 have other health problems, if she was going to, i assume be a surrogate she should get an extensive workup to make sure she has no undiagnosed ht DX or other problems, it could be extrememly risky for her , she should also do a preconception cinsult with teh infert doc and the OB doc and the peri-natologist. ...Read more
Best to avoid : Ponds age miracle night cream is a retinol based cream and, while the absorption may be limited, retinol is contraindicated in pregnancy. We always have to weigh the risks against the benefits in pregnancy and it is safest to avoid things that might be risky unless they are necessary. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Messing with nature: Humans produce milk after delivering a baby, to nourish the baby. There is no other natural reason for milk production. There are countless needs in our world to focus our attention on, but trying to alter nature to create a milk-producing woman without a pregnancy is not one of them, not even in cases of newborn adoption or surrogate pregnancy. ...Read more
Varies: Depends on woman and her health and the advice of her doctor. ...Read more
I'm 40 and recently had a baby. Strange thing is that people say I'm now like 2 inches taller. Could pregnancy have caused growth in height at my age?
Impossible: No. That would be impossible. Perhaps you are walking taller with more confidence. ...Read more
We want a baby. I am 36 & told to wait a year to see if I have issues with pregnancy even though I've never been preg. Worried to wait b/c of my age..
IM 26 of age I tried abortion twice using pills the to weeks back,home pregnancy I still giving positive results while the scan does not ,how possible?
Possible: the increased hormonal activities in your body,can still gives a positive results,even though the egg does not exist,you body well adjust, you should get a negative result . ...Read more
My age is 34 have4kids had normal bloodpressure throughout and through pregnancy but now blood p is140/80.Is it normal BP .How to normal it .
AMA - age >35: Advanced maternal age (AMA) refers to women who get pregnant and give birth at the age of 35 or elder. AMA has been associated with certain adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. At age 35 or greater, you have a higher risk of having a fetus with a chromosome anomaly ( i.e. Down Syndrome). There is also an increased risk of pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia. ...Read more
FIRST TRIMESTER: Baby is not well formed yet at that age but the OB doctor certainly can hear it with a special stethoscope usually between 140 to 160 per minute ? ...Read more