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Important Facts About Pregnancy After Age 35

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Mom’s weight may be an issue

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It’s true, unfortunately, that the older we get the harder it is to lose weight. Older moms need to make sure that their weight is in a healthy place before falling pregnant. Their weight can effect the pregnancy since they are already at a higher risk for developing gestational diabetes. Take a lesson from Charlize Theron who gained weight to play the role of a newly postpartum woman. She said, “It took me a year and a half to lose that weight. It was one of the hardest things that my body went through — and women do this every day. When I do it, people are like ‘so brave’ — and I’m like: No. Women do this all the time and we don’t acknowledge it enough.”

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