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What are the risks getting pregnant and giving birth later in life?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Over age 35-40

Advanced maternal age also puts women/pregnancies at increased risk of diabetes in pregnancy, pre-eclampsia (pih), problems with labor and higher rates of c-section, and problems with fetal growth.
Make sure you are being followed closely by an obstetrician and if needed, a meternal fetal medicine (mfm) specialist.

In brief: Over age 35-40

Advanced maternal age also puts women/pregnancies at increased risk of diabetes in pregnancy, pre-eclampsia (pih), problems with labor and higher rates of c-section, and problems with fetal growth.
Make sure you are being followed closely by an obstetrician and if needed, a meternal fetal medicine (mfm) specialist.
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Genetic issues

We know now that the biggest risk factors for a poor pregnancy outcome are: obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.
With older moms come older eggs, which means older chromosomes...And a higher risk of things like downs syndrome. However, if moms over 35 have a normal prenatal screening and are in great shape, they can expect the same pregnancy outcome as younger moms.

In brief: Genetic issues

We know now that the biggest risk factors for a poor pregnancy outcome are: obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.
With older moms come older eggs, which means older chromosomes...And a higher risk of things like downs syndrome. However, if moms over 35 have a normal prenatal screening and are in great shape, they can expect the same pregnancy outcome as younger moms.
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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