Hi All...I am new here and wondering....
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|Wed, 02-02-2005 - 1:19pm|
Hi Everyone! :)
Wondering if anybody could answer this question for me, as I keep getting different answers....
I am 41 ( closer to 42! lol! ) I have never had a child. Like most of you, I am now considering this idea. The only concern stopping me is the high risk for birth defects at my age. I have seen different opinions on this...one magazine said it's 1 in 106, another said 1 in 16, yikes! And a doctor told me it's 1 in 80. Does anybody know the correct answer to this question?...I'm really afraid....should I be so concerned? Anybody know of anybody who has had a baby with birth defects, allegedly due to the mother's age?
Also, I see a lot of you over 40 have had miscarriages and I'm SOOOO SORRY for you, :( Is this also a big concern when over 40...what are the statistics on this?
Thanks for any help you can offer!