Is It Too Late to Get Pregnant After 35?

Is It Too Late and Risky to Be Pregnant After 35?

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Is it too late (and risky) to hope for pregnancy after 35? Many women who want to have a child (or a second child) after they reach the 35-year mark, may ask this question. A few women often give up their wish for a second child, once they turn 35 years old. But is it too late?

But if someone were to ask me if it’s too late to get pregnant after 35 years of age? I would say ‘No’, and it’s my personal opinion. I welcomed my second child, in my 30s, to be specific, when I was 39 years old. Fortunately, I didn’t have to face anything more than what a 20s pregnant lady experiences. My symptoms were typical pregnancy symptoms such as vomiting, slightly fluctuating blood pressure, chord issue, etc.

A pregnant woman

In today’s world, most women get married around 26 years of age, then take some time to adjust and settle in their life (and naturally so), and then only do they think of family planning. In many cases, the first baby usually comes along when a woman is in her 30s, and the second one comes along most likely after 35 years of age only. So is it really late to conceive after 35 years of age? I would again say, ‘no’!

But there are certain things a couple should consider if they want to have a baby in their 30s.

  • The first and the most important thing any couple should ask themselves is if they really want to have a baby.
  • The next thing they need to make sure is that they do doing everything in their power to give birth to a healthy baby. As a woman grows older, her health is at risk. So a woman must take good care of her health. If a woman is not healthy, it might cause problems for her and the newborn.
  • A woman should also give due importance to her physical and mental health because they matter. You need to be mentally and physically strong to take care of a young baby and a growing energetic toddler because let’s face it, you will need to take care of them, spend time with them, play with them, and teach them all the good things in life.

These are some things you should keep in mind when planning for a baby, whether at 25 or 35 years of age, or even later. Now, if you really want to have a baby, you must always remember that it will and should always be your decision, your life, your family, and your baby. My second pregnancy journey at 39 years of age was good, and I hope your pregnancy experience, be it first or second, after 35 years of age, turns out to be great too, because motherhood is truly a wonderful and rewarding experience!

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