Am I too old to be pregnant?

 

If you look at national trends, you’ll find that birth rates among women aged 30 years and over are higher now than in 1990, and birth rates for women aged 40-44 nearly doubled.

More and more women today are choosing to delay childbirth in order to:

  • complete their education
  • establish careers and
  • become more economically stable.

Although most pregnant women have concerns about risks to their health and the health of their babies, advances in preconception and prenatal care will assure them that they are doing everything available to protect their health as well as the health of their babies.  Women over 35 have the benefit of having the

  • wisdom
  • maturity and the
  • means

to take on the responsibility of pursuing the earliest and best maternal and early prenatal health care available to them.