Pregnancy

What does ‘advanced maternal age’ mean in pregnancy?

My friend Rachel will never forget the words of her doctor when she went in for her initial prenatal visit at age 37. "You’re not old," he said, "you're just old to be having a baby." Until she conceived, Rachel had only thought it might take a little longer to become pregnant.  She told me… Continue reading What does ‘advanced maternal age’ mean in pregnancy?