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16 Jan 2008

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.

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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

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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