What are the heightened risks of pregnancy in women older than age 45?
John R. Barton, MD
Dr. Barton is Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Baptist Health Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky.
The speaker reports that he receives grant or research support from Alere, and that he is on the clinical advisory board of NX PharmaGen Inc.
Dr. John Barton discusses the importance of evaluating for underlying chronic medical disorders and risks of chromosomal abnormalities, as well as how obesity affects pregnancy in older pregnant women. In addition, what baseline screenings are particularly important if a woman in this age group is considering assisted reproductive technology? What prenatal counseling do you offer? And what about using frozen oocytes?