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12 Oct 2009

BAMBINO
I turned 41 in June. Am I too old to still have another baby? my daughter is 21yrs old. I had a checkup in January and the doc said I was still perfectly healthy. when will I be too old to have a baby?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Fertility does decrease after 40, so you may not fall pregnant. Also there is an increased risk of having a baby with Down syndrome at your age. You would have to decide whether you wish to take this risk.

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