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Having a Baby After 35: Risky Business?PREGNANCY RISKS FACTS AND FIGURES
One in 5 women in the United States has her first child after age 35, which puts them at in increased rates of infertility, pregnancy risks of genetic abnormalities, placental problems, stillbirth and increased incidence of medical conditions like high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and thyroid disease, according to the March of Dimes.

Women over 35 are about twice as likely to develop gestational diabetes and placenta previa as younger women.

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  1. Heidi
    Heidi says:

    I had my last child at 43 and she was fine, I had no complications and to day she is 17 and getting ready to graduate next year 🙂 I must say that I was very healthy and with in the goal weight and I was walking 5 to 6 miles a day so I was in good shape when I became pregnant. Everyone pregnancy is unique and you have to follow the Doctors orders if you’re an older mom. But in my case I had it pretty easy and after she was born about 4 years later I went through Menopause without any of the Hot flashes or problems that so many women experience by the age of 47 my child bearing years were over 🙂 Good luck to all the older Moms out there and remember see your doctor before and after you become pregnant take very good care of yourself and your baby!

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  2. Tahnya
    Tahnya says:

    This is a really great article. Thanks for sharing your experiences and I hope God willing you have a very healthy baby.

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