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Pregnant At 48 Risks
I'm 48 years old, my girlfriend is 36. We just found out she's pregnant. Is the baby at risk of abnormalties?
Slight elevation: Maternal age > 35 increases the risk a small degree. The risk of down syndrome for example is 1/200. The baseline risk for all anomalies in all pregnancies is 3-5%. Paternal age does not increase the risk until about age 70.
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Average: Age alone is not considered a risk factor until 35. Nevertheless your fertility is very gradually decreasing and the risk of miscarriage is gradually increasing. Also, the older you are the more likely you are to have other health problems.
Not likely at all: It would be very rare to get pregnant naturally or with fertility help at that age. Also if you did get pregnant more than 60% of the pregnancies would result in miscarriages. The really only way to achieve pregnancy successfully at that age is with a donor egg. Please don't believe the women getting pregnant without donor over the age of 43.See 1 more doctor answer
Numerous: Pregnancy changes the body in multiple ways. In a young indiviual, these changes generally are well adapted to, but can be taxing to some even at that age. An older pregnant woman may be at risk for a lot of things like, chromosomal abnormalities in the baby, diabetes, hypertension, preterm labor, to name a few. Although there may be increased complications, a normal pregnancy is still possible.See 1 more doctor answer
Eating cornstarch: None but depends on how much a day. Please send details.
Yes, the risk is: Higher as she ages after 35. Would encourage her to discuss this in depth with her gynecologist or with a genetic counselor (advanced maternal age). There is increased risk of miscarriage & to health of mother and child.
Contact SS..: Go to the nearest health department, you will get needful help. Also ask the sperm- donor to participate in this process of creating a new and unique entity call human.........you will be amazed and thrilled when you hold her/him in your arm.
Complex question!: Infants of teen are at risk for preterm delivery, low birth-weight, and have higher rates of neonatal or infant death, and there are social & behavioral outcomes that are related to teen pregnancy. However, this question deserves an answer that's longer than a small blurb on a web page allows--if you're a pregnant teen or know one, you should make an appt with your doc to talk about these risks.
Contraceptives: Absorption of the hormones may be affected and thus increase failure rate. It is possible to get pregnant if absorption was significantly affected.
I am 41 and might be pregnant are there major risks I've had two kids no problem youngest is ten?
Late pregnancy: Significantly increases the risk of developing a chronic medical disease which might complicate pregnancy.? Women contemplating pregnancy should be counseled to optimize their health and seek counseling. Pregnancy complications: ectopic pregnancy, spontaneous abortion, fetal chromosomal abnormalities, some congenital anomalies, placenta previa, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and C-section.See 1 more doctor answer
Why are pregnant women more at risk for food-borne illnesses? What are they and how can they avoid them?
Cook and wash: Pregnant women are more at risk because their immune system goes into a bit of hibernation in order to avoid rejecting the growing babe as "foreign". Food borne illness is bacteria on food. Ways to avoid: Cooking meats well, avoiding lunch meats and unpasteurized cheese, avoiding sushi, washing fruits and vegetables.See 1 more doctor answer
I am pregnant and I work long hours, I'm also 35 with 9 other children. .. What would I be at risk for?
Exhaustion: How can you keep up with it all? This is a time to accept assistance from friends and relatives so you aren't burning the candle at both ends. Take care.See 1 more doctor answer
My husband is 48 I am 25 but I can't get pregnant for him. Could it be from me or him? Please I need your help.
Hard to say: Has he fathered children before? Do you have regularly menses? Have you ever been pregnant? I would discuss with your obgyn and they can give you more specifics and direct you from there if you HAV ebeen having unprotected intercourse for 6-12 months might be time to see an infertility doc. As men get older their sperm are less motil, more abnormally shaped, but they are still able to fertilize.See 1 more doctor answer
Hiiii....I am thinking to get pregnant n I heared that marrying in family with cousin might get any risk or disorders in children is that true?
Yes: Consanguity in parents (cousins etc) increases th incidence of birth defects in babies.
As much as I try to, I forget to wash pre washed greens most of the time and husband never does. 23w4d pregnant. Am I putting me and baby at risk?
Risk during pregnanc: Yes. Of course. How else are we supposed to answer this? Probably not high risk but there is risk. It is always best to get into a better practice and make that the new habit.
I was diagnosed with toxoplosmosis last year and want to get pregnant now, is there any medication I can use while pregnant to help reduce the risk?
Toxoplasmosis: If you are diagnosed at the time of pregnancy there is a modest risk of transmission (1:1000). If you are diagnosed with it before pregnancy then the risk is lower. Treatment is complex. Go to http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC1479740/ for an authoritative discussion. Was your cat tested?
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