Congenital birth defects less common in babies of older pregnant women
(dailyRx News) Many women are now choosing to give birth later in life. However, older age has often been associated with abnormal fetal development.
After excluding chromosomal abnormalities, a recent study found that women ages 35 years and older had a decreased risk of having a child with any major physical birth defects (congenital malformation).
The researchers discovered that these women were less likely to have babies with brain, kidney and abdominal wall defects compared to the women who were under the age of 35 years old.
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