Pregnancy Warning for Mature Women



Age is a big factor for women who are planning to get pregnant. Dr. Ellen Schwartzbard, Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Baptist Health South Florida, affirms women today are delaying childbearing.

The age of 35 is considered like “Geriatric pregnancy”, she adds.G
At that age, physicians stat to recommend amniocentesis for genetic problems such as Down syndrome.

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A LOT OF WOMEN FEEL THAT IF THEY ARE HAVING A BABY AT A LATER AGE, THEY WILL HAVE COMPLICATIONS, LIKE GROWTH ISSUES OR CHROMOSOME ABNORMALITIES AN.D ABORTIONS? CHROMOSOME ABNORMALITIES, YOUR OPINION? > AGE IS A BIG FACTOR. WOMEN TODAY ARE DELAYING CHILDBEARING. WHAT AGE WOULD YOU CONSIDER HIGH RISK? THE MAGIC AGES 35. > REALLY?. > THAT IS WHAT WE CONSIDER THE TERM GERIATRIC PREGNANCY IT HAS COME TO BE THAT AGE. > I HAD SAMANTHA AT 34 AND MY OTHER DAUGHTER AT 36. THERE YOU GO. I DO NOT REMEMBER THEM SAYING I WAS HIGH RISK, BUT IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO. >35 WAS THE AGEWHERE WE STARTED TO RECOMMEND CAMEO’S BEFORE WE HAD THE MORE ADVANCED BLOOD TESTING FOR GENETIC PROBLEMS, SUCH AS DOWN SYNDROME. BEFORE THE TESTS, 35 WAS THE MAGIC AGE.
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