Age-Related Changes in Gestation and Pregnancy Outcome
Various segments of the medical community, as well as women contemplating pregnancy, have long been concerned about what risks the older gravida and her infant may be subject to during gestation. Although somewhat difficult to quantitate, it is clear from numerous studies that this population represents a special group, requiring medical attention to unique problems that may develop with respect to advanced reproductive age.
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