It’s risky to have a baby. You need to be careful when you’re old.

Generally speaking, when a woman is over 35 years old, giving birth to a new child belongs to an old woman, and the risk of an old woman is much higher than that of a suitable age woman.

However, recently, a 74 year old Indian woman gave birth to triplets, once again refreshing the oldest human pregnancy. But the good times are not long. Shortly after the birth of the twin daughter, the couple live in the intensive care unit one after another. At present, the daughter is taken care of by relatives.

Although many old mothers, especially many stars, are 40 + babies, they can also recover their body and work quickly after childbirth, which has to be admired.

However, as ordinary people, we should be careful when we want to have children at that age!

Because, from a scientific point of view, women of this age, the ovarian function gradually tends to decline, the chance of chromosomal aberration in eggs increases, which is easy to cause abortion, stillbirth or teratogenesis.

According to the survey, the incidence of congenitally stupid children is about 1 / 5000 in 25-29-year-old women, 1 / 900 in 30-34-year-old women and 1 / 250 in 35-39-year-old women.

In addition, older mothers are more likely to have complications during pregnancy and delivery, such as uterine atony, prolonged labor, postpartum hemorrhage, and the risk of complications of older mothers is increased.

So, if you want to fight again, you really need to think about it carefully before deciding. If you decide to prepare for pregnancy, you should pay attention to the following things.

Prenatal examination

Take a health check before pregnancy to see if there is hypertension, diabetes or kidney disease. If there is, cure and stabilize before preparing for pregnancy.

Nutritional balance

Pay attention to balanced nutrition, timely supplement vitamins, minerals, folic acid, calcium and other nutrients.

Folic acid supplement

In the first three months of pregnancy, the elderly women should actively follow the doctor’s advice to supplement folic acid, in order to prevent fetal neural tube malformation. If you do not eat folic acid before pregnancy, you should continue to supplement it after pregnancy until about 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Weight control

Pay more attention to maintain the appropriate weight growth, and do not cause rapid weight gain due to excessive diet. If you are overweight, choose foods such as low-fat milk or skim milk.

Scientific work and rest

Develop good living habits and regular daily routines, quit smoking and alcohol, and do not stay up late;


Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Let nature take its course when it comes to giving birth to children.

On time production inspection

During pregnancy, all physical examinations should be done well in time, especially at 12-22 weeks + 6 days of pregnancy. After signing the informed consent, non-invasive DNA examination can be carried out in advance to see if the fetus is at risk of chromosomal abnormality. If high risk is detected, further diagnosis should be made. For the pregnant women with the expected delivery age ≥ 40 years, it is recommended to directly carry out the diagnosis of villocentesis or sheep puncture, but these two methods are invasive and may have a certain risk of abortion.

In addition, some routine obstetric examination items such as basic blood examination, physical examination, electrocardiogram, B-ultrasound, etc. should not be ignored. In case of any abnormality, consult a doctor in time.


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