Nov. 3, 2004 -- Late pregnancy is an option, but after age 40, you'll need both health and luck. And after 45, you'll need wealth, too.
Since women can't count on luck or wealth, those wanting to become pregnant should do so before age 45, argues Linda J. Heffner, MD, PhD, in the Nov. 4 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.
Faced with career advancement or the dreaded "mommy track," more and more women are delaying pregnancy. First births to women aged 40 to 44 jumped 70% between 1991 and 2001, notes Heffner, professor and chairwoman of obstetrics and gynecology at Boston University.
"The great news is that if you are in the 35-45 age group and have not been in a position to have children - if you do get pregnant and stay pregnant past the first trimester - you have every reason to expect a good outcome," Heffner tells WebMD. "But the issue is that by your late 30s and early 40s, your ability to become pregnant is diminishing and your pregnancy loss risks are increasing."
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