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Important Facts About Pregnancy After Age 35
Sorry, labor is even more laborious
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. â€œThe dilation period,â€ she explains, â€œis a lot slower because the tissues are harder. This causes expulsion to be slower and increases the risk of fetal distress.â€’ 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.