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What does "multiple pregnancies" mean in the forties?

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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Complicated

Multiple gestations are complicated pregnancies regardless of your age.
They increase the risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, premature labor and cesarean section. As people age, they become more likely to have chronic medical conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure so the risks are a bit higher in the 40s. Overall, you should still expect a relatively modest increase in risk.

In brief: Complicated

Multiple gestations are complicated pregnancies regardless of your age.
They increase the risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, premature labor and cesarean section. As people age, they become more likely to have chronic medical conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure so the risks are a bit higher in the 40s. Overall, you should still expect a relatively modest increase in risk.
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