Each woman has a different menstruation cycle. So, while making a choice about conceiving or not
Age is one of the most important factors and the topic of debate in pregnancy. Getting pregnant is a matter of your choice but there are drawbacks at each age. It all depends on your lifestyle and how you have maintained yourself. Your personality can’t be neglected after all it beat all the odds and help you to have a healthy and happy pregnancy. In today's world of a sedentary lifestyle, age is one of the most overlooked factors by couples when it comes to pregnancy. For couples, there can be many reasons why life gets in the way of planning a family. Not having a settled career, housing, finances, travel, not feeling prepared, whatever the reason, many couples think that it’s just not the perfect time to have a baby.
Let’s discuss pregnancy at different ages:
1.Pregnancy < 18 years
2.Pregnancy in age 18-35 years
3.Pregnancy in age 35-45 years
Pregnancy < 18 years
Pregnancy under the age of 20 is called teenage pregnancy. Although having a baby in 20s have all the advantages as these are the most fertile years but there can be some difficulties too due to physical as well as mental immaturity.
Risks, Complications, and Effects of teenage pregnancy are:
Teen parents, especially teenage mothers are also at higher risk for STD, may feel alone and neglected and can also have suicidal thoughts.
Pregnancy in age 18-35 years
Nowadays pregnancy between 18 and 35 years of age is considered appropriate as the couple becomes physically and mentally mature and financially stable. This age group also gives ample time to the couple to understand each other well before starting a family.
Advantages of pregnancy between 18-35 years:
Pregnancy in age 35-45 years
Pregnancy after 35 is possible but as the fertility decreases, there will be difficulty in conception. Also, there can be some complications and risks of pregnancy after 35 to mother as well as an unborn baby.
Risks for mothers:
Risks for babies:
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Yes, a healthy baby can be delivered in teenage pregnancy by adopting the following:
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Although it is a personal choice of the couple, the window of 20 to 35 years of age is considered appropriate for pregnancy.