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Pregnancy talk Risks of having a child after 35

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play Pregnant woman - risks of having a baby past the age of 35 (Black women in Europe)

Any woman that is well into their thirties and has ever faced pressure to have a baby is very much aware of the saying that their biological clock is ticking.

While a lot of women who are well into their thirties are having healthy babies and smooth pregnancy, it is still important to be aware of the risks that come with having a baby during this age.

Here are some of the possible risks attached to having a baby after the age of 35.

1.Infertility

play Couple at the doctor's office - infertility is a possible risk for having a baby past the age of 35 (Shutterstock)

 

As women age, their number of eggs and their quality tends to reduce.

2.Gestational diabetes

There is an increased risk of gestational diabetes for women that are trying to get pregnant past the age of 35.

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3.Miscarriage

Women who are past the age of 35 and trying to get pregnant face the risk of having a miscarriage.

It is thought that the decline in the quality of a woman’s eggs is responsible for this.

4.Premature delivery

play Pregnant woman - premature delivery is a possible risk for having a baby past the age of 35 (Caribbean 360)

 

Health complications such as intrauterine growth restriction can cause premature births.

The intrauterine growth restriction is when the baby does not grow to normal weight during pregnancy.

5.Still birth

The risk of still births is higher in older women as compared to younger women.

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