Cons of Conceiving in Your 30s

  • Womenscorner Desk
  • July 14, 2020

Although the pros might convince you to have a baby after age 30, there may be certain tough situations you will have to deal with. It is better to bear these in mind so that you are prepared for them and can manage them properly. Here are some common pregnancy complications after age 30:

Take Longer to Conceive: After age 30, some women may find it difficult to conceive. It is majorly because ovulation becomes more erratic as the female body matures. The number of eggs goes down considerably, and the quality of eggs released also starts diminishing. All these factors result in infertility, which might take longer to cure.

Lifestyle Diseases: As you grow older, many medical problems such as thyroid, diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure start to creep in and affect you and your baby’s health. These conditions increase the risk of premature delivery.

Develop Pregnancy Complications: You are at a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy. You will need to follow a strict diet plan, exercise and visit your gynaecologist.

Need for a C-section: Pregnancy complications in the 30s also include problems such as difficult labour and sustained labour pain because of the following issues: The cervix isn’t opening properly. The baby movements are not right. The contractions are not powerful enough to get the baby out.

Higher risks of miscarriage: The risks of miscarriage and stillbirth increase in pregnant women in their late 30s. Several factors like the quality of the eggs, age and biological restraints could lead to miscarriage after age 30.

Health of your baby: A pregnancy in the 30s puts the baby’s health at a greater risk. Babies born to older women often run the risk of acquiring genetic problems like Down’s syndrome or a spinal cord defect. Gynaecologists conduct prenatal tests like amniocentesis and regular ultrasounds to make sure that the baby is healthy.

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