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During my research, what I discovered was that as women, we are born with a certain number of eggs that also age along with us. This means that with time, they too have had more exposure to infections, drugs, X-rays and other environmental contaminants.

The risk of having a baby with Down Syndrome after age 35 is 1 in 365, compared to only 1 in 1,000 if you are 30 or 1 in 1,300 if you are 25 or younger, according to the American Pregnancy Association. Miscarriage is also more prevalent as you age, says the APA. Women under the age of 35 have about a 15% chance of miscarriage, increasing to a 20-35% chance when you are 35-45 years old and 50% if you are over 45.

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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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