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Important Facts About Pregnancy After Age 35

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Many things can lead to preterm labor, including preeclampsia and spontaneous rupture of membranes. Older mothers are more likely to experience these complications. Since older mothers are more likely to have their babies admitted into the NICU, it’s a good idea to make sure mothers 35 and over deliver in hospitals with progressive infant care facilities (the practice of which is called neonatology). The choice care facility for those high risk, small birth weight babies is the number one ranked Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Thankfully, neonatology is constantly advancing. We know this because evidence such as the invention of tech like the artificial womb are constantly amazing us.

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