Increased complications for delayed childbearing

Delaying childbearing puts women at higher risk of serious illness and complications during birth, a new study has found.

The study observed pregnant women aged 35 years and older and found they were at increased risks of gestational diabetes, haemorrhage and caesarean deliveries than women under 35 years.

The ideal age for childbearing is before late 30s. As more women are delaying childbearing, it is important for doctors and women to be aware of the associated risks.

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