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What are the age-associated infertility and pregnancy complications in women?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Increasing

Women's fertility drops in their lifetimes until she can't conceive at all (infertility.
) it's mostly gradual until late 30s, then quicker. At 40 estimates are 50% of women can no longer conceive; for most its roughly 10 years before menopause. Pregnancy risks are increasing risk of congenital anomalies (birth defects) and early pregnancy loss, as well as some maternal medical risks.

In brief: Increasing

Women's fertility drops in their lifetimes until she can't conceive at all (infertility.
) it's mostly gradual until late 30s, then quicker. At 40 estimates are 50% of women can no longer conceive; for most its roughly 10 years before menopause. Pregnancy risks are increasing risk of congenital anomalies (birth defects) and early pregnancy loss, as well as some maternal medical risks.
Dr. Gerard Honore
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Varies

As age increases fertility decreases.
As age increases the risk for almost all pregnancy complications increase, particularly genetic defects, gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, premature labor, and premature delivery among others.

In brief: Varies

As age increases fertility decreases.
As age increases the risk for almost all pregnancy complications increase, particularly genetic defects, gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, premature labor, and premature delivery among others.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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