Risks rise with age, but older moms can maximize their chances of having a healthy baby

Posted on October 5th, 2011 by

One in five women in the United States has her first child after the age of 35, according to the March of Dimes , referring to a 2009 study from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Myra Wick, a geneticist and obstetrician-gynecologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., reassures older women in The Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy (Good Books, $19.95), for which she was medical editor.

Dallas Morning News, Nancy Churnin, 10/5/11

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