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    Conceiving In Your 30s: The Major Pros And Cons

    There are many reasons you may choose to have a baby in your 30s. You may have wanted to spend a few years building your life career or probably other reasons.

    You are very likely to conceive naturally in your 30s, but time does start to run out for you, especially after the age of 35, as the quality of your eggs declines.

    Advantages of conceiving in your 30s

    There are many benefits of conceiving in your 30s. You are more likely to be secure in your career and in your relationship. Both will provide a firm foundation for your growing family.

    If you are working, you will be able to maintain your earnings well. Having babies earlier can reduce your earnings over your lifetime.

    In terms of taking a break from work, you may have more flexibility than you would have in your 40s. Once you’re over 40 it can be harder to interrupt a well-established career to have a child.

    Hopefully, you and your partner will have had some adventures together before embarking on parenthood, the greatest adventure of all.

    Disadvantages of conceiving in your 30s

    Most mothers in their 30s have healthy pregnancies but the older you are, the more likely you are to have ongoing health conditions, such diabetes and high blood pressure. These conditions can affect how well your pregnancy and birth goes.

    Read also: Conceiving In Your 20s: Facts You Need To Know To Help You Have A Healthy Baby

    Miscarriage is more common in older women. The rate of miscarriage increases steadily, so that by the age of 35, you have about a two-in-10 risk of miscarrying.

    Some pregnancy complications such as ectopic pregnancy and gestational diabetes are also more common in older women.

    Age 35 is the point when Down’s syndrome and other conditions become more of a concern. At 30 years of age, your chances of having a baby with Down’s is about one in 800. At age 35, your chances rise to one in 270. By the time you reach 40, your chances have risen further to one in 100.

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