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What are the risks if a woman is having a baby when over age 40 years?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Varies some

Your risks of having a down syndrome infant is increasing as you age, at 40-45 about 1%.
Add that to a basic risk of 4% unexpected outcome at any age and your looking at 95% frequency of healthy outcome. It would be wise to discuss all the issues with your spouse and docs.If your basic health is good and you have the patience and desire for this extra work, do what you wish.

In brief: Varies some

Your risks of having a down syndrome infant is increasing as you age, at 40-45 about 1%.
Add that to a basic risk of 4% unexpected outcome at any age and your looking at 95% frequency of healthy outcome. It would be wise to discuss all the issues with your spouse and docs.If your basic health is good and you have the patience and desire for this extra work, do what you wish.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics

In brief: Pregnancy over 40

Having a baby at age over 40 have higher risk of complications especially having one with downs syndrome.

In brief: Pregnancy over 40

Having a baby at age over 40 have higher risk of complications especially having one with downs syndrome.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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