Age is one of the many factors that influence the course of a pregnancy.
Nowadays it is not uncommon to become a mother at an older age, being a successful pregnancy feasible, but taking into account the sum of possible obstetric complications that are related to advanced maternal age.
Possible complications derived from advanced maternal age, although not to be evaluated in isolation, include reproductive difficulties, an increase in the rate of chromosomopathies and miscarriages, multiple gestations, increased blood pressure and diabetes,
The basic recommendations for all pregnancies are the same. However, since there is an increase in maternal-fetal pathology in parallel with advanced age, we insist on certain care during pregnancy that allows us to control better possible undesirable events.
Due to the higher risk of complications, we recommend a more exhaustive follow-up during the pregnancy and series of appropriate measures as the pregnancy develops.
Spesific consideration for advanced maternal age pregnancy include prenatal diagnosis for aneuploidies, a detailed ultrasound at 20 weeks of gestation and close monitoring at the end of pregnancy. Your gynecologist will be able to advise you of the needs arising from this situation, helping you to have a successful outcome.