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Pregnancy After the Age of 35

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In Australia alone, it’s estimated that nearly one in four pregnant women are aged 35 or more. This upwards trend in the age of motherhood, due in part to the availability of highly reliable contraception and advances in assisted fertility technology, brings with it new challenges.

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The number of women delaying childbirth until after the age of 35 has increased dramatically in recent years. This global trend appears to be influenced by a wide range of social, economic and cultural factors, and is mirrored by a corresponding decline in pregnancies at a younger age. In Australia alone, it’s estimated that nearly one in four pregnant women are aged 35 or more. This upwards trend in the age of motherhood, due in part to the availability of highly reliable contraception and advances in assisted fertility technology, brings with it new challenges for both mothers and maternity teams alike.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at www.MindBodyInk.com.
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Clear and concise - thanks!
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11 Aug 2021
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10 Aug 2021
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