Although more and more women are now planning pregnancies later in life when they are emotionally and financially stable, the implications of having a pregnancy after 35 years of age must be given a thought.
Remember the following if you are over 35 years of age and are planning a pregnancy:
A woman's fertility gradually begins to decline after 35 years of age
Mothers over 35 years are at a greater risk of developing complications like high blood pressure
The risk of having babies with Down's syndrome increases
However if you are fit and healthy and your pregnancy is being monitored closely by a doctor, the above risks are greatly reduced.