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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.

RISKS WITH PREGNANCY OVER 35

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.

TIPS TO HAVE A HEALTHY PREGNANCY

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.

THE BENEFITS OF LATER-AGE MOTHERHOOD

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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