Today, couples, and particularly women, are focusing more on themselves, their careers, and establishing lives so that they are comfortable and financially stable before bringing a child into this world. While many women still have their first child while in their 20s, many are deferring pregnancy until their 30s, some until after 35, the age that has long been called the safe cutoff; rumors have been spread for years that problems arise if you have children after 35. How valid are these claims, is there anything you really need to worry about, and would it ever result in a Texas medical malpractice issue?
Plenty of women are getting pregnant and delivering their babies at 35 or older without any complications, but this is also thanks to the help of doctors and physicians. The truth is that certain difficulties arise when women try to have children later in life, and things start to get dicey at 35. That doesn’t mean you need to choose between being a mother, or having a successful career.
There are some truths to face if you do decide to delay having children until later in life. The longer a woman waits, the less eggs she has; women are born with all of the eggs they will ever have, meaning that once they’re gone and not used towards a pregnancy, a new one will not take its place. Additionally, men slow down and have less chances of impregnating a woman.
Once a woman is pregnant after 35, there are greater chances that genetic abnormalities may develop in the fetus, such as mental and physical handicaps. Other concerns for having a child over 35 include:
- Premature birth
- And more
Thankfully, today’s doctors are aware of people’s desire to wait to have children and can prescribe the proper care and vitamin supplements to reduce any possible complications. However, there are still may ways that birth defects and Texas medical malpractice can occur. if you’ve been the victim of erroneous diagnosis and/or care, contact our offices so that we can review your case and determine the best path to protecting your rights, seeking justice, and earning you the financial compensation you deserve.