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Important Facts About Pregnancy After Age 35

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The name isn’t nice

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We’ve got to move away from calling it ‘geriatric pregnancy.’ Worse, some doctors’ facilities refer to pregnancy after the age of 35 as ‘elderly.’ Frankly, there’s got to be better terminology that won’t make women seeking medical care for pregnancy after their twenties feel judged. In 2007, a 59 year old woman named Dawn Brooke conceived and delivered a child without fertility treatments. She beat the previous record holder for natural conception by two years, and the son she brought into the world is fairing well. If she, who had grown children by the time she was surprised with her youngest son’s conception, has the energy and stamina to raise another baby, women older than 35 shouldn’t be daunted.

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