Childbirth | ’50 Is The New 40′

Childbirth | ’50 Is The New 40′

“BEERSHEBA, Israel — Being over the hill, at least when it comes to having a baby, isn’t so bad after all. Researchers behind a new study on childbirth among older women confidently say that “50 is the new 40” for pregnancy, and that women can still safely give birth at the half-century mark.

The major study of nearly 243,000 births by researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center in Israel concludes that it’s just as safe for a woman to give birth at age 50 as it is at age 40, even when taking the baby’s health into account. The authors credit modern technology and the growing number of women turning to extracellular fertilization or egg donation in order to have a child.

“It turns out that 50 is the new 40 when it comes to childbirth,” says co-author Dr. Eyal Sheiner, director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Soroka, in a media release. “There is no doubt that medical teams will need to handle increasing numbers of birth for women over age 50.””

[Study: ’50 Is The New 40′ When It Comes To Giving Birth – Study Finds]

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Blessed are couples who conceive children by the will and promise of God.

God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.

I will bless her, and moreover I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”

Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said to himself, “Can a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old?

Can Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”

(Genesis 17:15-17)

 

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“That said, women giving birth after 40 should still be considered high-risk, and especially women over 50, the authors say, but the research should at least bring some comfort to older pregnant women who are concerned about their age. Monitoring a woman’s fasting glucose and blood pressure are key ways to detect complications, the doctors say.

The study’s findings were presented at the Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting in Las Vegas.”

[Study: ’50 Is The New 40′ When It Comes To Giving Birth – Study Finds]