My clock is ticking!
- 8 Months ago
Happy Birthday!! You have just entered the 32nd year of your life and you are celebrating your birthday with your family, friends, well wishers and their children. You have reached a time in your life where you have accomplished a successful career and a steady, well-paying job in the working world. Your relationship has reached a certain level of maturity and now, your biological clock is ticking! You want a family of your own! That's good news! But are there any risks involved in having a baby at this age?
A lot has been spoken about women and the difficulties of having a baby post thirty years of age. So let's put things into perspective! Firstly, with age, health issues like hypertension and diabetes slowly begin to alter your normal blood reports. A woman's fertility starts deteriorating in her early 30's and reaches a free fall by late 30's and early 40's. Research has it that there is a tremendous difference between a woman's ability to conceive in her 20's compared to her 30's. As you age, the odds of getting pregnant in each ovulation cycle too drops by 15 percent. Complications like miscarriages, chromosomal abnormalities, Down's syndrome, preeclampsia, spontaneous abortions and genetic diseases steadily increase and these can be emotionally disturbing for the couple.