Today with the hustle of everyday life, work, careers and occupations, women are waiting to have babies and raise a family after 35 years, but there are some rumors that it is risky pregnancies after that age, so we bring some expert opinions on the matter.
They say the main risk is that over time is to conceive a baby with a chromosomal problem that increases year after year. For example, the risk of having a baby with Down syndrome increases from 1 in 759 to the age of thirty to 1 in 302 to 35 to 1 in 82 to 40.
If you have 35 or more you should get a genetic consultation. In it a specialist can help you understand your particular risks and help you decide whether you want to get some genetic testing to detect or diagnose chromosome problems and other birth defects. Bear in mind that all women are at risk of having a baby with problems, regardless of age.
The older you have to get pregnant, are most likely to develop chronic disease like diabetes or high blood pressure, which can go undiagnosed and may affect pregnancy.
In addition, some studies show that your chances of giving birth to underweight baby or premature delivery increases with age. Other studies indicate that older women need more drugs to induce labor and a higher rate of births by caesarean section.