Every woman dreams of children, regardless offrom her age. On the contrary, older women treat their pregnancy more seriously and responsibly. At this age, many of them have already reached the peak of their careers and have settled their family nest. For some, pregnancy after 40 years is the last chance to have children, for others - just the opportunity to give birth to another baby. But, first of all, before deciding on this important step, you need to weigh the pros and cons.
Pregnancy after 40 years has both pluses andminuses. The period that occurs after the birth of a baby is characterized by a psychological upsurge for a woman. For them, every minute spent with their baby turns into a holiday. Even during pregnancy, a woman feels the thrill of the upcoming walks and other fun with her child. Experts agree that pregnancy after 40 prolongs a woman's life, makes her young.
But, unfortunately, not everything is so good. First and foremost, the chances of becoming pregnant decrease every year. At the age of 40 to 45 years, out of a thousand women only seven can become pregnant, and at the age of 45-49 only three. In addition to problems with conception, there are also certain difficulties during pregnancy and childbirth itself.
What is dangerous pregnancy in 40 years for a woman?
Pregnancy after 40 years can threaten women with many risks, the main ones of which are:
Miscarriages. In 40-year-old women, the probability of a miscarriage is 33%. This risk is associated with the aging of the entire female body, and eggs in particular. This leads to the conception of a fetus with genetic abnormalities and, as a consequence, the interruption of pregnancy due to miscarriage.
Problems with the placenta, premature detachment.
Exacerbation of chronic diseases of a pregnant woman. Diseases of the heart, kidneys, endocrine system require constant monitoring by doctors. Pregnancy after 40 years can provoke the development of diabetes.
Complications of pregnancy. The difficulties in the process of bearing a child include: arterial hypertension, the occurrence of bleeding, the development of gestosis. Currently, even young mothers often experience toxicosis at different stages of pregnancy, and what about women after 40?
Multiparty. Pregnancy in 40 years is the ideal age for the appearance of twins. Maybe for someone it will be happiness, but for someone a huge headache.
Complications in the most generic process. This may be a weak labor activity and a number of gaps. Contractions during labor in 40-year-old women are so weak that labor can last more than a day. As a rule, in such a situation it is decided to do an urgent operation.
Caesarean section. Because of the huge number of complications during pregnancy, the cesarean section for the birth of a child from late pregnancy is applied several times more often than with pregnancy in 18-35 years.
What is dangerous pregnancy in 40 years for a child?
Pregnancy at this age is also risky forthe very baby. It can result in premature birth. It is also possible the birth of a child with a small weight. The greatest risk is the presence of chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus. Their causes are considered to be aging cells, a long time exposure to toxic substances and other environmental factors.
One of the most dangerous of these abnormalities is Down syndrome. In this disease, both mental underdevelopment and deviation in physical development are observed.
But it should be noted that after a lot of research, the researchers found that most women who decided on pregnancy after 40 years, give birth to strong and healthy kids.