Pregnancy is a real test for woman’s body and the later you get pregnant the more risks the nine months hide.
The more the world around us offers tremendous scope for expression and development, the more women think first of their career and financial situation, then what housewives and mothers to be.
The fact is that later pregnancies are becoming more common, regardless of what nature are the reasons.
When we talk about later pregnancy?
The truth is that women can give birth from first to last menstrual period, as the ideal age is between 20 and 30 years. Age, after which it is perceived to believe that there is “late pregnancy”, is 35 years. It’s about age, after which the female body changes occur, which may endanger health and life of mother and child.
What dangers lurk late pregnancy?
Generally a woman about 40 years wears much harder baby than in a younger age. Natural feel worse and felt nine months with greater severity. Dangers of late pregnancy are a lot since the first months. Then the mother is likely much easier to make a miscarriage, and to give birth prematurely. Other possible problems are placental abruption, postpartum hemorrhage, problems with the position of the baby in the womb, multiple pregnancy.
A common problem in late pregnancy is high blood pressure in the mother, which in most cases, may adversely affect fetal development. The same is true for diabetes, which most women do not feel that they develop, and untreated it can lead to problems in the baby’s development.
The most serious concerns about a future mother who is now at a mature age, having her child will be born. With advancing age the eggs begin to divide more wrong and possibly genetic problems occur.
One of the most common genetic abnormalities is Down syndrome. Children who suffer from it are born with congenital anomalies have specific external scars and almost never develop intellectually. When a woman is 35, the likelihood of such a disease is 1 in 365, but ten years later became a threat to 40. But medicine is advanced enough to be able to detect anomalies that occur with the fetus in the first weeks.
In late pregnancy you must do research to check the fetus for birth defects. This method is called prenatal diagnosis and amniocentesis is better to do between 14th and 16th week of pregnancy. This sets the number of chromosomes in the baby and find any conversion disorders. If it turns out that the baby grows with congenital abnormalities, the woman may decide to terminate her pregnancy in time.
Any woman who decides to have a baby at a later stage in life, should examine all the risks inherent in such a pregnancy. Active monitoring of health and timely research will help prevent any possible risks to you and your baby.
However, each pregnancy is highly individualized and there is no guarantee that if you are pregnant at 40, will be much harder than at 20.