Q & A: Advanced Maternal Age

Q: What are the risks involved with becoming pregnant after 35?

A: After the age of 35 the risk of gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, premature birth, C-section, chromosome abnormalities and miscarriage becomes higher. Contact the Juno Group at 417.624.2621 to learn more about which health risks might be of concern for you.

Q: What can reduce the risks associated with advanced maternal age and pregnancy?

A: Regular prenatal care, eating a healthy diet, staying active, avoiding risky substances and learning about prenatal testing will improve your chances for a healthy pregnancy and baby.