Pregnancy Risk During Perimenopause

Pregnancy Risk During Perimenopause

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Over time, the chances of becoming pregnant slowly diminishes for women. Eventually, women will enter menopause where they will no longer be able to conceive. However, just before this point, a woman will enter into what is called perimenopause where she will first begin to notice some of the symptoms related to menopause. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

At this time, it is still possible that she can become pregnant, even though the chances are much slimmer. If a woman becomes pregnant at this point in her life, this usually means that she is between the ages of 40 and 54. Pregnancies that occur during this age group are usually filled with additional pregnancy risks that are not there for women when they are younger.

For example, there is a greater chance that babies who are born to older women will have Down syndrome. This is because of the greater chance of chromosomal abnormalities that can develop as a woman becomes older. Other developmental disabilities are also a possibility, such as Cerebral palsy and other learning disabilities.

There is also a greater chance that a miscarriage will occur during this time as well. The pregnancy process will also be harder on the woman’s body. For example, she may have a greater chance of developing gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and heart problems.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).