Nowadays, there is an increase in the number of women who get pregnant after 40. Getting pregnant after 40 is something that should be pursued with caution in mind. Of course, after 40 the body starts to weaken and your full capacity to bear a child is less than when you are much younger. However, when a pregnancy after 40 happens there are risks involved. In this article we will throw the light on the potential problems that could happen for those who want a pregnancy after 40.
For women who are over the age of 40, there are some points they need to consider before start trying to have another child. The first thing that the woman should consider is that the level of fertility decreases with age. That means that there are fewer chances to conceive a child naturally.
You may think that a tubal ligation reversal can solve the problem as it may connect the fallopian tubes back together, that is true but there may still be a reduced fertility problem if your are over 40 which means that you will have a harder time becoming pregnant than a younger woman.
Another important point that should be taken into consideration is that women who become pregnant after they are forty are at a higher risk of their child being born with a genetic abnormality, and Down Syndrome is one of the most common genetic abnormalities that can your baby have. According to the statics, in a woman’s pregnancy after 40, there is a 1 in 42 chance that her child will be born with this chromosomal problem. However, there is a test known as amniocentesis than can be done to determine whether the child has this problem or not.
A pregnancy in this age also can include preterm labor, high blood pressure, diabetes and preeclamsia possibly leading to eclapsia. These problems don’t depend only on the woman’s age as any pregnant woman who follows unhealthy lifestyle can also develop these problems even if she is younger. But the point is that the risk of developing these problems is greater when the woman is older. So, they should give a big attention to their lifestyle and follow the advices of their doctor thoroughly.
These problems are more likely to happen when a women’s pregnancy after 40 occurs and following then undergoing a tubal ligation reversal surgery. The woman who will undergo this procedure should use a surgeon who is experienced in tubal ligation reversal surgery because the protocol he gives you will reduce the possibility of developing the medical problems mentioned above.