For various reasons, many women did not decide to have a baby until they were in their 30s. And because of the formal implementation of the two-child policy, many couples also began to consider whether to have a second baby.
In actual work, there are indeed many elderly women who ask me about having children.
Today, I will use this article to elaborate on the birth of children by elderly women.
Can I still have children when I am old?
Yes. As long as there is normal menstruation, it means that the reproductive system still has the ability to ovulate and conceive life.
However, it should be emphasized that it is really more difficult to conceive a baby as one gets older.
The natural conception ability of women over 35 years old decreases, and the accumulated conception probability in a natural year is about 75%. Therefore, women over 35 years old should consult an obstetrician and gynecologist if they still fail to conceive after more than half a year’s active attempts.
The ability of women over the age of 40 to conceive has dropped sharply-the number of normal egg cells in the ovary has decreased greatly, Moreover, the quality of the remaining eggs is not as good as before. Under normal sexual life, the probability of pregnancy per month is only about 5%. Under the condition of normal egg supply, test-tube baby (IVF) technology can improve the probability of pregnancy, but the success rate is only about 10%.
In short, as you get older, you can have children, but it is more difficult to conceive them. You should be psychologically prepared in this respect.
Older mothers should pay special attention to what when preparing for pregnancy?
Prepare for pregnancy is to adjust one’s physical and psychological state to the best state of giving birth to one’s offspring. It is suggested to make preparations in the following aspects.
I. Treatment of Basic Diseases
The existence of underlying diseases does not mean that pregnancy cannot be achieved, but the risk of pregnancy will increase.
If you suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, thyroid disease, hepatitis, etc., you must control your condition in a stable state under the guidance of a specialist and insist on taking medicine.
If there are acute diseases such as oral diseases, kidney stones and urinary tract infection, they need to be cured before pregnancy is considered.
If there are serious mental problems such as anxiety and depression, which require medication intervention, the drug cannot be stopped by itself, and the appropriate pregnancy timing can be selected under the guidance of the doctor, and the rational drug use during pregnancy preparation can be guided.
In short, the harm of basic diseases may be magnified during pregnancy, bringing unexpected troubles. Therefore, during pregnancy preparation, attention should be paid to the control of basic diseases.
Second, proper exercise
Proper physical exercise can enhance heart and lung function, increase muscle strength and body flexibility and coordination, which are very helpful for the smooth passage of pregnancy and childbirth.
Before pregnancy, controlling the weight and body shape within the standard range can reduce the risk of diabetes and hypertension during pregnancy and is more beneficial to the health of the fetus.
3. Maintain a healthy lifestyle and a good mood
Before pregnancy, you need to give up smoking, alcohol and other bad habits, ensure adequate sleep and regular work and rest time. If the work pressure is too high, you may as well give yourself a vacation and adjust your mood. Because these will help you conceive a healthy baby as soon as possible.
4. Reasonable supplementation of folic acid
A large amount of evidence shows that supplementing a reasonable dose of folic acid before pregnancy can reduce the incidence of fetal neural tube malformation.
Daily diet can usually ensure sufficient intake of other vitamins, but folic acid is often not enough, so it is recommended that pregnant women start supplementing folic acid three months in advance, 0.4 mg (1 folic acid tablet) per day.
For most pregnant women, folic acid tablets alone are enough. If you are partial to food (or vegetarian), you can choose compound vitamins according to your diet structure to make up for the insufficient part.
Five, avoid toxic, harmful or radioactive substances
During pregnancy preparation, avoid staying in the newly decorated room for a long time.
During the first three months of pregnancy, unless necessary, try not to do radioactive examinations such as X-ray and CT.
If you have a headache and fever during pregnancy preparation, you can consult a doctor to see if the corresponding drugs are suitable for taking during pregnancy preparation.
More care can save you a lot of trouble.
Knowing that you are pregnant, should you be what?
Looking at the report of pregnant baby, when happy, don’t forget to come to the hospital as soon as possible for some important examinations.
For ordinary mothers, it is recommended to start prenatal examination within 3 months of pregnancy, but for elderly pregnant women, it is usually recommended to advance pregnancy 6-8 weeks.
Routine blood, urine, secretions and other examinations are naturally indispensable. Early pregnancy B-ultrasound can also help diagnose intrauterine pregnancy, and can judge the actual gestational age of the baby. Early examination can let doctors know the status of mother and baby in time, and can intervene and adjust as soon as possible in case of abnormalities.
Don’t mistakenly assume that the examination during early pregnancy will affect the baby. Delay the examination time, You may miss some important examinations, such as ultrasonic neck transparency (NT) examination, It is a good indicator to evaluate whether the fetus has chromosomal abnormalities. Once it is over 14 weeks pregnant, it cannot be done again. Therefore, it is stressed with elderly mothers that pregnancy examination should also be started as soon as possible and carried out regularly and comprehensively according to doctor’s advice. After all, pregnancy is not easy, and treatment needs more care.
To sum up, it is not easy to give birth at an advanced age, but the current medical level can ensure the safety and health of older mothers and babies in their stomachs.
If you are older but still firmly plan to have a baby, then start to put it into action!