Maybe it depends where you live. 38 is not too old at all where I live to have a baby. I had my first at 40 (pregnant at 39) – no issues. The only thing my doctor recommended differently because of my age was to do a CVS. I felt amazing my whole pregnancy – full of energy except well, for the first trimester – and had an easy vaginal delivery.
Is it possible to get pregnant at age 38? Getting pregnant at age 38 is typically not as easy as conceiving at a younger age, but it may not be as challenging as you think. Although fewer than 3 percent of women in the U.S. have their first child at age 35 or older, a 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that 40 percent of women in this group have 2
When is it too late to have a baby? When is it too late for pregnancy? Menopause is defined as the stopping of the menstrual cycle (for a year or longer). Most women reach this milestone somewhere between their late 40s and early 50s, with an average age of around 51 years old. So, it’s entirely possible to get pregnant the old-fashioned way into your 50s.
Is it too old to have a baby at 35? It can strike at any age. If you’ve waited until a bit later in life to try to conceive, you may wonder if you’re too old to have a baby. A pregnancy after age 35 automatically puts you in the “advanced maternal age” (AMA) category. But try your best to not let that label intimidate you — successful pregnancy after 35 is still common!
Is it possible to have a baby at 43? I’m 43 and pregnant with my first child (31 weeks). So far all is going well and will try for another about 6 months after he is born. Yes, there is an added risk of genetic abnormalities – at my age, the risk for DS is 1:35. That means a 97% chance of having a healthy baby.
What are your chances of getting pregnant at 38+?
What are your chances of getting pregnant at 38+? If you look at the statistics your chances of getting pregnant at 38 and over are not that great. The Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority in the UK reported that: “At 35 you’re half as fertile as when you were at 25; at 40 you’re half as fertile as when you were 35” (HFEA 2005/6:12).
What are the risks of getting pregnant at 38? Pregnancy beyond 38 years old is considered a risk pregnancy. The main risks are -for the mother:-hypertension-gestational diabetes-thrombo-embolic accidents-the use of cesarean, especially among primiparas-mortality, 4 times higher at 40 than at 30 years old-for the fetus:-chromosomal abnormalities, including trisomy 21-malformations-mortality.
What age is considered high risk pregnancy? One of the most common risk factors for a high-risk pregnancy is the age of the mother-to-be. Women who will be under age 17 or over age 35 when their baby is due are at greater risk of complications than those between their late teens and early 30s. The risk of miscarriage and genetic defects further increases after age 40.
Is age 38 too old to have a baby? 38 is not too old even in the slightest – there is an increased risk of genetic abnormalities, but even with that risk , the genetic counselor explained to me that there is 98% chance at age 39 of having a healthy baby.