The most ideal period for pregnancy is the 20-30 age range.
The reason for this is that it is physiologically and physically appropriate age range for a women to get pregnant. For a woman who wants to be a mother over the age of 35, the term “advanced maternal age” is used. In addition, these age pregnancies fall into risky pregnancy group.
Chronic diseases are risky for both advanced age pregnant women and babies.
All systems in the body are affected during pregnancy stages and many changes occur at the body. These changes can be managed easily in a healthy person. However, if there are diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes before pregnancy, risks increase.
There is a period considered as the limit for the age of motherhood. If this limit is exceeded, both mother and baby may face some risks.
Risks for advanced age pregnant women and babies:
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Preterm labor, miscarriage
- Anomalic baby
- Low birth weight baby
- Growth retardation in the baby and massive baby
- Hypertension in mother during pregnancy and pregnancy-related diabetes.
- Risk of maternal death, bleeding, placental anomalies, placental insufficiency and cesarean delivery.
However, if the process is controlled and managed consciously by a doctor , it is possible to pass pregnancy stages comfortably and to have healthy babies.
Multiple pregnancies want more attention
In addition to socio-economic reasons, new developments in reproductive health also cause a delay at the age of pregnancy . As the age increases, the rate of conception by natural ways is decreased so it is inevitable to use assisted reproduction methods. These methods increase the rate of multiple pregnancy in some cases. Due to this, premature births, baby losses and diseases increased. In addition, the economic burden of birth and pregnancy stages is also high.
You can learn about pregnancy stages and get week by week pregnancy information in our website.
To bring a healthy baby to the world, even in an advanced pregnancy.
Nowadays, medicine is advancing rapidly and new developments are being made. In addition to this, it is possible that the mother candidate who is educated and conscious and does not neglect the regular doctor controls, has a healthy baby. Also;
- With planned pregnancies,
- With performing necessary controls, tests and drug supplements in pre-pregnancy period,
- With quitting harmful habits,
- With nutrition and exercise programs, you can start a happy and healthy pregnancy.