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Pregnancy Over 35. Is It Safe?

Pregnancy Over 35. Is It Safe?

It has been considered widely that a woman should become a mother before she turns 30 years of age. Now a days, due to women getting into the work force and being bread winners for their families along with their husbands, it’s not uncommon to see a pregnancy over 35. In this article we will bring to you the risks of late pregnancy and tips to have a safe and healthy one.


Most doctors advise women to have children while their in their 20s and early 30s due to the higher risks in :

  • Increased incidents of infertility & miscarriage.
  • Premature delivery & stillbirths.
  • Increased incidents of gestational diabetes.
  • Increased possibility of C-section.
  • High blood pressure during pregnancy.
  • Higher risk of chromosomal abnormalities like down’s syndrome in babies.


So what can you do? If you are over 35 years, you should monitor your reproductive health to ensure the best possible condition for your pregnancy. Here are a few tips for you

  • If you’re planning to become pregnant, have a pre-pregnancy checkup with your doctor.
  • Avoid unnecessary stress as they affect your hormonal balance.
  • Quit smoking & reduce, as healthy moms make healthy babies. You can read about pregnancy dos and donts here.
  • Exercise regularly & eat healthy.
  • Manage any existing conditions like high BP or diabetes. Make sure your doctor knows you’ll be trying to conceive.
  • Talk to your doctor and get a genetic counselling/screening done.

You can read about the precautions to take during pregnancy here.


Although later-age pregnancy can put you at higher risk of complications, there are positive aspects.

  • As a potential older mother, you will be more mature & realistic to the idea of having a baby.
  • It is also likely that you have given enough thought to the changes a new baby will bring to your life, so you’ll be better prepared to face the challenges ahead.
  • Having financial control and stability is essential to better parenting. Babies not a cheap affair after all :).

This article is brought to you by Morph Maternity, a maternity clothing brand from India that focuses on keeping pregnant moms & breastfeeding moms safe and fashionable.

We wish all MOM a Happy & Safe Pregnancy !

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