Consumer Health: Pregnancy after 35

a little girl touching a mother's pregnant tummy.

Pregnancy can be an exciting, happy time for anyone. And if you’re older than 35, you’re in good company. Many women are delaying pregnancy well into their 30s and beyond — and delivering healthy babies. 

After 35, though, there are risks to consider. And this may apply to the father’s age, too. These risks may include difficulty conceiving, complications during pregnancy and delivery, and increased risk for birth defects and other health conditions for the baby.

Taking special care can help give your baby the best start. Here’s what you need to know about pregnancy after 35.

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