Hi parents! At what age is it 'risky' to get pregnant/deliver? And what are the risks?

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Well I'm 35 years old and I'm 27 weeks pregnant and im not in high risk or anything my blood pressure I very good and no problems with my pregnancy

They usually say 35 years upwards

I agree with 35 being more on the riskier side, where the gynae is also more particular about the down syndrome test. However it also differs among individuals taking into consideration your health condition, lifestyle or family history. Various reasons can put you into the "high-risk" group not only age. The risks can include preterm labour, preeclampsia or slow growth of foetus. http://www.m.webmd.com/baby/guide/high-risk-pregnancy-overview

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I think this question is quite individual and should be answered by a doctor. There are women in their 40s and older who have had normal pregnancies and gone on to deliver healthy babies. I'd suggest checking with a gynae, particularly if you're over 35.

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