Facts on Advanced Maternal Age
If a woman is over the age of 35, she is considered to be of Advanced Maternal Age, which can cause risks for mom and baby. Even with these increased risks, with the advancement in medical procedures and testing, there are several ways to reduce your risk. They include early and regular prenatal care, taking the prescribed multivitamin with folic acid, beginning pregnancy at a healthy weight, not smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages, and eating healthy foods.
There are tests that all pregnant women are encouraged to take, but there is additional prenatal testing that is regularly offered to any woman 35 or older because of the potential of increased risks to the mother and baby. Also, the improvement of medical science and fertility treatments has made it possible for older mothers, and women who previously were unable to conceive, to have a chance to have a baby.
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