Pregnancy after 45 at Greater Risk of Diabetes
Researchers have found greater risk of diabetes for women who get pregnant after 45:
"For the few women who manage to get pregnant after age 45, both they and their babies have a higher risk of complications, Israeli researchers have found.
For instance, they are about three times more likely than younger women to experience diabetes and high blood pressure during their pregnancies, the researchers report in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Older women also have higher rates of preterm births and placenta previa, in which the placenta blocks the opening to the birth canal.
"Increasing age leads to less (healthy) individuals, and less healthy individuals do have higher pregnancy risks," Dr. Maximilian Franz of the Medical University of Vienna, who did not participate in the study, told Reuters Health."