Opting to get pregnant in 40s? Know how safe is late pregnancy and what to expect


As per experts, the right age to get pregnant is between late 20s and early 30s. This age bracket is best for both the mother as well as the baby. Post this age bracket, it not only becomes difficult to conceive but even the pregnancy symptoms can become complicated. One study pointed out the ideal age to give birth to the first child as 30.5 years.

However, when it comes to the second pregnancy, the health of the mother is the biggest deciding factor. Only after complete recovery from the first pregnancy, a woman must think about the second. According to a study, the risk of premature babes and low birth weight is high in babies conceived within six months of first delivery. A gap of 18-23 months between two pregnancies is ideal and gives enough time to the mother to recover and replenish from the first pregnancy.


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