What are the risks of delayed pregnancy after age 35?

Pregnancy at a later age after the age of 35, especially if that pregnancy is the first pregnancy of the lady, so is the seriousness of that age and what is it?

Dr. Hana Abdel Moneim, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Al-Azhar College of Medicine, said: Pregnancy after the age of 35, especially if it is the first pregnancy, is considered a higher risk rate than if the pregnancy is at a younger age.

It was noted that until the 1970s, seeing a woman above the age of 35 was a rare occurrence for the first time. But now, with many women wanting to delay the first pregnancy beyond the age of 35, this has become commonplace with doctors.

Hana explained that the risk in such pregnancy follows in the following:

  1. Hypertension “toxemia”
  2. Diabetes.
  3. Both occur together “pressure + sugar”
  4. Bad placental placement.
  5. The need for cesarean delivery.
  6. High rates of abortion and loss of fetus as the mother’s age increases.

She added that it is dangerous to the fetus from the birth of many congenital defects of such cases, which affects the child retardation of mental “syndrome Duan”, the disease is due to a genetic defect causes what is known disease, “Mughal idiocy”, as one case every 225 mother gave birth after the age of The 35 have a child suffering from this common disease.

It advises Hana that can prevent such problems through the early and periodic pregnancy from the beginning when a doctor sciatica and gynecology follow-up, can also be the work of the study of the genes of the mother and the father and the fetus, which is in the mother’s womb to discover any genetic defect of the fetus before the expected birth.

Source: Day Seven

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