Beth Walsh, MA
The risk of passing a chromosomal abnormality on to your baby increases with the mother’s age. Although, research has shown that most women in their late 30s and 40s can have a healthy pregnancy and a normal, healthy baby.
If you are over 35 and trying to conceive, consider the following guidelines to increase your chances of a successful, healthy pregnancy and baby:
Chromosome abnormalities. National Human Genome Research Institute website. Available at:
http://www.genome.gov/11508982. Updated January 6, 2016. Accessed June 6, 2016.
Last reviewed June 2016 by Kari Kassir, MD
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