The Risks of Birth Defects When Trying to Conceive After 35

As more women these days are having children later in life than in the past, conception issues relating to women who may be older are questions which are posed much more often. More women these days are establishing themselves in their careers prior to bearing children and therefore the birth rate of children whose mothers are over 35 is increasing as well. If you are over 35 years of age and are thinking about conceiving, you may find yourself asking whether or not there are additional risks relating to birth defects. The general answer to this question is in the affirmative and some of the birth defect risks will be detailed below.

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What Is Progesterone?

If you are trying to become pregnant, you may be hearing a lot about different hormones that are associated with pregnancy and what they mean. One of the hormones that you may hear mentioned is known as progesterone. When confronted with the idea of progesterone as a hormone, it is important to know what this is and what it can do for pregnancy.

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Secondary Infertility: The Big Surprise

Imagine this scenario: you and your partner have been together for a decade and had three lovely children together in that time. As time goes on, your happy family decides that another bundle of joy would only make your short time on this earth even more precious. So, you and your partner go through the … Read more