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Introducing Let's Talk Health, an initiative from Apollo Hospitals, where our endeavor is to share knowledge which you can use to keep yourself and your family fit & healthy.

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APPROPRIATE AGE FOR MOTHERHOOD

Motherhood

With the kind of lifestyle modern women today lead, there is more concentration on the career and motherhood takes a backseat. But how healthy is it to delay a pregnancy? In today’s rat race, it has become difficult to juggle everything and motherhood is another major responsibility. For career oriented women, the biggest question is when is the right age to have babies? To understand the appropriate age for child bearing, it is essential to understand your body better.

“As a woman ages, the eggs also age accordingly and their fertility is lost.”

A woman is born with a set number of eggs and these do not multiply with age, rather they shrivel up. As a woman ages, the eggs also age accordingly and their fertility is lost. Therefore, pregnancy after the age of 35 is not recommended as it comes with plenty of complications for both mother and child.

Also, remember that you lose eggs during the menstruation cycle. As the eggs start losing their fertility, it affects the growth of the foetus leading to many complications and one of the major complications every parent would want to avoid is mental disabilities in their child. Also, it is not advisable for the mother to go ahead with a late pregnancy as even her health will be in danger.

The chances of having a miscarriage are higher in this age group and the growth of the foetus is also stunted. Also, the foetus is prone to a higher risk of birth defects. When the egg starts losing its fertility, uneven diffusion of chromosomes happen, leading to birth defects in the foetus. A study suggests that a woman is more prone to give birth to a child with birth defects at the age of 35. Apollo Cradle offers the perfect advice for women over 30 who are considering a late pregnancy on having a smooth pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Though modern science has made pregnancies post 35, possible, however, it is not advisable as it comes with great risks. When considering about having a family, both the involved parties should plan effectively. And of course the bottom line is, do not postpone motherhood!

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