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Important Facts About Pregnancy After Age 35

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You are Mom breaks it down like this- ‘According to Spanish doctor Isabel Palencia, women who have their first child after 35 can have more difficult births. “The dilation period,” she explains, “is a lot slower because the tissues are harder. This causes expulsion to be slower and increases the risk of fetal distress.”’ This was found to be true even in observed mice. Like us, their uterine structure changes with age. This meant that the womb didn’t contract as hard or expel a baby with the same amount of force as that in a younger woman’s body would. These uteri also didn’t respond as well to exposure with oxytocin, the catalyst for contractions.


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