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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy At Age 38 Risks

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Risk of pregnancy during ovulation, age 35?

Risk of pregnancy during ovulation, age 35?

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

Dr. James Krick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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What are the risks for pregnancy after age 42?

What are the risks for pregnancy after age 42?

Adverse outcomes.: Increased risk for: fetal loss in the first trimester, all major aneuploidies including down syndrome, stillbirth, diabetes mellitus, hypertension/preeclampsia, cesarean section, all sorts of anomalies.
Most pregnancies however will have good outcomes. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with pregnancy after the age of 35?

What are the risks associated with pregnancy after the age of 35?

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

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If my wife conceives at age 34 and gives birth at age 35, then is that considered an at-risk pregnancy?

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

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When should a woman have her first child by? For example is there a sharp increase in pregnancy risk over a certain age?

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

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What can be done to increase pregnancy at age 35?

What can be done to increase pregnancy at age 35?

Get fit: Having a better overall state of health is always good to optimize your ability to get pregnant and to have a healthy pregnancy once you do. Don't smoke or drink alcohol. If you are not able to get pregnant despite trying for 6 months, see a specialist about your options. ...Read more

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My wife age 38years.In this age pregnancy is safe.How instructions to do.

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

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What stage in a woman's life is a woman considered to be at an age where pregnancy is riskier?

What stage in a woman's life is a woman considered to be at an age where pregnancy is riskier?

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

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What are the factors I should consider when iam planning a pregnancy? My age is 28. Can i wait for 2-3 more years?

Yes: Fertility for most women peaks at age 24-25 (think of the bell curve). Delay in attempting pregnancy may significantly reduce success if a woman waits until age 35 when fertility rates significantly drop. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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Should i have an IUD inserted at age 47? risks involved? odds of pregnancy at my age? don't want more children..thanks

Should i have an IUD inserted at age 47?  risks involved?  odds of pregnancy at my age?  don't want more children..thanks

Safe: An IUD is a safe and very effective form of birth control at any age. Yes, your chances for getting pregnant at your age are significantly reduced, but is it worth the risk. If you are worried about pregnancy, use birth control. ...Read more

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Age limit for pregnancy?

Age limit for pregnancy?

No..however: It is better to try to become pregnant earlier in life. However, after the age of 35 you run a higher risk for congenital/genetic defects such as down's syndrome.

See your ob/gyn for more info. ...Read more

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What age can u buy a pregnancy test at ?

What age can u buy a pregnancy test at ?

No limits: There are no age limits to purchasing a home pregnancy test. They are readily available at the drug or grocery stores. ...Read more

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Can I prevent most problems with pregnancy at age 40?

Can I prevent most problems with pregnancy at age 40?

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

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Please tell me worst pregnancy complications after age 45?

Please tell me worst pregnancy complications after age 45?

Fetal/ maternal loss: I believe that the worst complication at any age is fetal and /or maternal loss. ...Read more

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At 59 is pregnancy with her grandkids too dangerous for her age?

At 59 is pregnancy with her grandkids too dangerous for her age?

???: 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

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Dear sir,Can I use ponds age miracle night cream during pregnancy?

Dear sir,Can I use ponds age miracle night cream during pregnancy?

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

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Can there be any relation between pregnancy age and the child's iq?

Can there be any relation between pregnancy age and the child's iq?

Not necessarily: There is no data that supports a relationship between pregnancy age and the iq of the baby. Talk to your OB doctor to discuss this further as there are risks with an older mother. ...Read more

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How to produce milk without pregnancy?her age 32, and she has 2 children's,

How to produce milk without pregnancy?her age 32,   and she has 2 children's,

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

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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..

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..

You are right!: You can try up to 6 months without help; after that talk to a doctor who is willing to help. Most fertility specialists (myself included) would help a patient like you without making you wait. "Wait a year" at age 36 is a little out of date. Good wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 .

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 .

Normal: It is in the range of normal. Elevated is usually defined as greater than 135/85. However, if this is a significant change for you, you may need to evaluate any changes in life style, diet, exercise, wt gain. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy ok at age 44 with asthma?

Is pregnancy ok at age 44 with asthma?

Pregnancy and asthma: As long as asthma is well controlled, there is no problem with being pregnant. Age is a different risk factor that needs to be assessed by your obstetrician. See a pulmonologist or allergist to keep asthma in check during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is anti aging cream safe during pregnancy?

Is anti aging cream safe during  pregnancy?

Check c/ ingredient: Check each of the ingredients. Retin a (tretinoin) is category c. Hyaluronic acid is unknown. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy and advanced maternal age at 35?

Can you tell me about pregnancy and advanced maternal age at 35?

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

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How much should be the baby's heartbeat in the age of 10 weeks pregnancy?

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