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Over 35 and expecting: Is it safer to give birth “early”?

By: Hope Ricciotti, M.D., Editor in Chief, Harvard Women's Health Watch Having a baby when you’re “older” can have some advantages—women may feel more secure with themselves, their relationships, or their careers. However, expectant moms 35 and older—and their babies—do face some increased pregnancy-related health risks. Probably the most dreaded is a stillbirth. …

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