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    Default Is it worth the risk?

    Not me (im only 31) but just after opinions. Someone im very close to is 44. She has a 4 month old concieved naturally and is 100% healthy. She has 2 other children from previous marriage. I dont judge whatsoever and am happy to see her happy but i do worry. She plans to try for another early next year...so she will be 45. I worry about the risks for her and baby. Do you think its worth the risks? Or is it me just being over protective?

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    What kind of risks are you talking about?

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    well risks that come with having a baby at that age, for both mum abd bubs, just in general.

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    Health risks. I thought they were well known and proven. Re - disability, birth complications etc

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    Absolutely worth the risks. A much wanted baby is worth it to me. Our boys were born at 42yo and 37yo. Both perfectly healthy.

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    Aw thats great hun. This is my sister im talking about so naturally im extra concerned. Ill just support her as best i can. Im glad to see her so happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShanandBoc View Post
    Health risks. I thought they were well known and proven. Re - disability, birth complications etc

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    I am aware of the risks, but not sure which ones you were specifically talking about.

    I guess she would be aware of them too and has decided that the benefits outweigh the risks. At 45, she might not even conceive.

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    Sorry i didnt mean for that post to sound condenscending

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShanandBoc View Post
    Health risks. I thought they were well known and proven. Re - disability, birth complications etc
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    I'm not quite sure what you mean by birth complications? And disability? Do you mean the higher risk of down syndrome?

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    I was told the older u get the more risks of complications during labour and yes things like increased downs risk. She had an amnio with her baby son as her doc was very concerned...

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