Trend of childbirth in older women brings greater risks

09/19/2005 | ABC News

As more women in Western countries delay getting pregnant until their late 30s, experts are warning that such women face higher risks for a host of age-related fertility problems, including miscarriages, twin births, ectopic pregnancies, bleeding and high blood pressure. The risks increase even more after age 40, and as the number of older mothers increases, so does the number of age-related problems, said the experts in a British Medical Journal editorial.

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