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What are the heightened risks of pregnancy in women older than age 45?

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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?


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