Nowadays women have a tendency to postpone motherhood , not because their biological clock has been delayed, but because other factors such as professional life have more weight in the scale, to have a house, a stable job, a couple ... However, we know that ser it is not the same to be a mother at 2
Nowadays women have a tendency to postpone motherhood, not because their biological clock has been delayed, but because other factors such as professional life have more weight in the scale, to have a house, a stable job, a couple ...
However, we know that ser it is not the same to be a mother at 25 as at 40 years . Each age has its positive and negative things. From the health point of view, from the age of 35 years is considered an 'old' pregnant, in that they increase the risk of suffering certain diseases such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia ... But let's analyze the pros and cons of each age range.Mother from the age of 30
At present, women over 30 years of age who have postponed their motherhood are generally in excellent health, so they can expect to have healthy pregnancies Disadvantages
: From the age of 30 a gradual reduction in fertility occurs, so that the couple could take longer to conceive, or face some infertility problems. This is precisely the age range in which women most undergo fertility treatments.Mother from the age of 35
: It is probable that 35-year-old women have a healthier lifestyle, understand better the needs of their organism, and take better care of themselves in terms of physical preparation and The nutrition.There are studies that indicate that women at this age have a more positive image of their body and that they tolerate with greater ease the typical symptoms of pregnancy, such as heartburn or increased urinary frequency.
: all studies agree that, for the baby, the final result is as favorable as for those born to young mothers, as shown by Apgar scores, which assess the baby's well-being immediately after delivery, and the other medical tests and reviews that are done during childhood.Disadvantages
: After 35 years, fertility decreases drastically (in approximately 50% of the chances of a woman of 20 years). Not only is the number of ovules affected, but also their quality is more likely to have fetuses with chromosomal alterations.Risks in childbirth
: Women 35 years of age and older are more likely to have an induced birth, a diagnosis of fetal distress, epidural anesthesia, or a forceps or suckling birth, and virtually all studies agree on that the rate of cesarean deliveries increases with increasing age. However, this increase does not seem to be related to any specific problem.Mother from 40 years old
: They tend to be more careful with diet, physical conditioning.Disadvantages
: The possibility of getting pregnant is markedly reduced (approximately 10% of the chances of a 20-year-old woman), considerably increases the probability of having children with chromosomal disorders (Down syndrome, Edwards ...).The older they are, the more likely they are to develop certain diseases, such as diabetes, some problems related to hypertension or uterine fibroids, which can affect pregnancy and the birth of the baby. Studies on the effect of maternal age on pregnancy and birth also indicate an increase in the frequency of complications during pregnancy, such as hypertension, gestational diabetes, hemorrhages during the third trimester, and low placement of the placenta.
Risks for the baby : Inexplicably, a greater number of babies die before being born, at the end of the pregnancy, in this group of women (1 in 440 pregnancies of women of 35 years or more, against 1 of every 1,000 pregnancies of younger women). For this reason, doctors tend to monitor more pregnant mothers who are over 35 during the last weeks of pregnancy.