Becoming pregnant at advanced maternal page

Age 35 is a starting point for advanced maternal age. 

For many reasons, women may delay having a baby to an older age, and this is becoming more popular. However, the risk of advanced maternal age remains and becomes even riskier as age increases.

What are the risks of advanced maternal age?

Older mothers are more likely to have chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and thyroid disease. Even when the mother is healthy prior to pregnancy, the physical stress of pregnancy can make pregnancy problems more common.

Older mothers have an increased risk of the following issues:

  • Miscarriage
  • Anemia
  • Preterm labor
  • Hypertension
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Placental problems
  • Prolonged labors
  • Delivery problems
  • Postpartum hemorrhage
  • Blood clots, stroke
  • Pulmonary embolism

Cardiac problems such as myocardial infarction and cardiomyopathy

While the overall risk of death for mothers at any age is very low, this risk increases with advancing maternal age.

But if you decide to become pregnant at advanced maternal page, it’s time to get into your best shape! Get down to the healthiest weight possible, exercise, eat a healthy diet, and alleviate unnecessary stress. See your doctor for a checkup.