Traditionally, a geriatric pregnancy is one that occurs anytime a woman is over the age of But is this classification a thing of the past? It's AM on the eve of your 35th birthday. You're considered AMA, or advanced maternal age. Not so fast, say experts.
Nearly one birth in five is to women over the age of This may be through natural conception or through assisted conception such as IVF. Being an older mum sometimes means that your body has to work harder than if you were younger. You are more likely to develop a health condition and are more likely to need help to give birth. But try to remember that most women will still have healthy pregnancies. Statistically, there are higher risk factors from the age of 35 and the risks increase as you get older. But try not to let this worry you as most pregnancies will be healthy.
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Are you considering pregnancy after 35? Understand the issues for older mothers — and know what it takes to have a healthy pregnancy. If you're older than age 35 and hoping to get pregnant, you're in good company. Many women are delaying pregnancy well into their 30s and beyond — and delivering healthy babies. Taking special care can help give your baby the best start.