Pregnancy After 30 Age - Advantages, Disadvantages, Risk Factors

Pregnancy After 30 -  Advantages, Disadvantages, Risk Factors, & Things To Do

Women are most fertile in their 20s. After the age of 30 fertility starts to decline in most women. Women in their early 30s conceive easily as compared to women in their late 30s. But don't get worried if you haven't conceived yet. Medical science is so advanced now that you can give birth to a healthy baby in your late 30s and even in mid-forties too. Trying to get pregnant after the 30s is very common now. Nowadays the couples are choosing to start a family when both of them are physically, mentally, and financially prepared to take the responsibility of a new one.

Pregnancy after age of 30

Advantages of pregnancy after 30

The benefits of having a baby after the age of 30 are:

1. Financial Stability

At this age, the couples are well-settled in their careers. They're financially strong and can easily bear the expanses of their little ones without any difficulty. It reduces the stress about the arrival of a new member of the family.

2. Stable Healthy Relationship

At this age, the couples are in a stable healthy relationship. They both are mature and can handle every situation very wisely. They both understand each other very well and more stable in their relationship with well-established careers.

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3. Experienced

You gained more experience at this age as compared to your 20s. You're mature now and able to tackle any problem much better. You can easily provide more support to your baby.

4. Having Twins

As you grow older the chances of having twins increases due to the hormone fluctuations.

Disadvantages of conceiving after 30

The disadvantages of having a baby after the age of 30 you may have to deal with some pregnancy complications such as:

1. Delay in Conceiving

In most women, fertility starts to decline after the age of 30. Some women find it difficult to conceive after the age of 30. It might be possible that you take more time to conceive in your 30s as compared to your 20s.

2. Low Fertility

Mostly fertility starts to decline after the age of 30 and there is a decline in the fertility rate with each passing year. Women in their 30s tend to ovulate less frequently which makes conception harder and leads to late pregnancy.

3. Pregnancy Complications

As you grow older the chances of developing pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia, gestational diabetes are higher.

4. Health-Related Issues

As you grow older you're at a higher risk of developing diseases such as thyroid, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney problems also cause complications in late pregnancy. 

5. Risk of Premature Delivery

The women who conceive in their late 30s have a higher risk of having a premature delivery due to complications such as thyroid, high blood pressure, diabetes, or obesity.

6. Risk of Miscarriage or Stillbirth

The women who conceive in their late 30s have a higher risk of miscarriage or stillbirth due to the poor quality of eggs.

7. Birth Defects

The babies who born to older women are at a higher risk of acquiring problems such as Down Syndrome, Spina Cord defect.

Pregnancy After 30 Risk Factors

Pregnancy after 30 is not risky but yes it may come with some complications for the women who are in their late 30s. Pregnancy complications can occur at any age but in the late 30s there might be an increased risk of the following:

  • Miscarriage
  • Premature Labor
  • Preeclampsia
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Low Birth Weight
  • Birth Defects
  • Premature Birth
  • Multiple Pregnancies
  • Difficulty in Labor
  • Placenta Previa

Things to do while planning to get pregnant after the age of 30

Follow these tips to get pregnant after the age of 30:

1. Avoid Smoking and Drinking

Stop smoking and drinking while trying to get pregnant and also after conceiving for the well-being of your little one. Also, ask your partner to avoid smoking and drinking as it can lower down the sperm count.

2. Maintain Healthy Weight

If you are overweight or obese try to lose your weight before trying to get pregnant as it can reduce the complications which cause due to the excess weight. And if you're underweight try to gain healthy weight before conceiving. Maintaining a healthy weight before conceiving is very essential for a healthy and safe pregnancy. 

3. Stay Physically Active

Exercise regularly and keep yourself physically active. Stay healthy and fit before conceiving. You can do squats, yoga and other exercises to keep yourself active and fit before conceiving and during pregnancy.

4. Healthy Diet

Always eat healthy and nutritious fruits and vegetables. Avoid junk foods as they're not healthy and contribute to excess weight gain. Avoid street foods as they're not hygienic. Stay hydrated and drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.

5. Take Folic Acid

If you're trying to conceive start taking folic acid to make a good start for the baby and to prevent the neural tube defects. But before taking any medication consult your doctor.

6. Avoid Self-Medication

If you're trying to conceive and already taking any medications make sure to consult your doctor to see if they're safe or not for you.

7. Check for any other health-related issues

Before getting pregnant make sure that you check for health-related issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid and treat them with the right medications under your health care provider's guidance.

How to conceive naturally and have a healthy baby after the age of 30?

To get pregnant after the age of 30 follow some tips to boost your fertility. Tips to prepare the body for pregnancy after 30 are:

  • Know your fertility period.
  • Start taking Folic Acid.
  • Avoid junk foods to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Eat healthily and exercise regularly.
  • If you've diabetes or high blood pressure then treat them with the right medications before trying to get pregnant.
  • If you've any pelvic disorder treat it before trying to get pregnant.
  • Avoid drinking and smoking.

Having a baby is one of the most wonderful feelings in the world. Whenever a couple wants to start their family it's their personal choice. If you take care of your health, eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight you can give birth to a healthy baby at any age. Best wishes to you for a happy and healthy pregnancy.

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