Is it safe to have a baby at 40?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 06/11/2018

Yes, although the odds of genetic problems rise as a woman gets older, especially from age 35. Approximately, the risk of conceiving a child with Down syndrome is one in 100 when you reach the age of 40.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI).
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). License: 3185-CV.
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