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10 Feb 2004

Pregnancy at age 45
I am wanting to know the risks pertaining to falling pregnant at the age of 45 years.
I've had 2 pregnancies - both children were born healthy. One was delivered with forceps and the other by emergency Caesarean. What are my chances of falling pregnant at age 45?
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01 Jan 0001

Your chances of falling pregnant at 45 are not good.
The main risk is that there is a high chance of the baby having DOwn syndrome. This can be tested for with amniocentesis at 16 weeks. There is also a higher chance of your developing complications such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

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