Pregnancy after 40 years of age.

  title={Pregnancy after 40 years of age.},
  author={William N. Spellacy and S J Miller and Ann Winegar},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={68 4},
Using a 1982-4 computerized data base from a perinatal network, 511 pregnancies in women whose age was 40 or more years at delivery were studied. The oldest woman was 52 years of age. This represented 1.2% of the 41,335 women delivering. Their pregnancy outcomes were compared with those in 26,759 whose age at delivery was 20 to 30 years. The older women were more parous and had higher weights. There was also an increased frequency of hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and placenta previa in the… CONTINUE READING
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