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What are the risks of getting pregnant or having a baby at a specific maternal age?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Some fixed/some vary

Some pregnancy risks are specific to a couples family tree.
All pregnancies have ~ 4% risk of an unexpected outcome, from clefts to prematurity & others. The risk of a chromosome is lowest in the early 20's (~1/1700) & rises to 1/100 @ 40 & 1/50 >45. I encourage those with the question to seek out a geneticist @ a children's hospital or medical school for the a review of personal risk.

In brief: Some fixed/some vary

Some pregnancy risks are specific to a couples family tree.
All pregnancies have ~ 4% risk of an unexpected outcome, from clefts to prematurity & others. The risk of a chromosome is lowest in the early 20's (~1/1700) & rises to 1/100 @ 40 & 1/50 >45. I encourage those with the question to seek out a geneticist @ a children's hospital or medical school for the a review of personal risk.
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