Posted by: Niki | 2008/01/16

What age are you too old to have a baby?

Was just wondering when is it too old to have a baby (1st child). Does it differ from individual to individual and if you are fit, slender, healthy and young looking does this make a difference.

Please advise.

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There is a higher risk of Down syndrome after 35, and particularly more so after 40 years. Also the risk of medical illnesses like diabetes and hypertension are greater after 40 years.

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Posted by: Charmaine | 2008/01/17

Your chances diminish from age 36, so it's best to try before that. The risk for downs is also greater from age 36 onwards. There are ladies in their 40 who have healthy babies, so it depends. Don't think that your body shape and looks got anything to do with it.

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