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Important Facts About Pregnancy After Age 35

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Premature births are likelier

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Unfortunately, being a mother later in life means having a higher risk to deliver prematurely. In fact, mothers over the age of 40 are 14% likelier to find themselves in spontaneous (meaning non-medically assisted) preterm birth. There’re are consequences to early delivery. These can include but in no way are confined to learning disabilities, underdeveloped respiratory systems, and higher chances of seizure disorders in the babies. Also, older mothers more frequently have to be induced into early delivery because of dangerous health conditions like preeclampsia or placenta previa. This same group of mamas, for similar reasons, also poses a higher risk to undergo a C section in order to bring their babies into the world.

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