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Have a child, want a second child. Considering wife's age what are the risks for mom and child?

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Please find my family details below:

My Name: Pandiarajan, Age: 37
Wife's Name: XXXXXXX Age 32 (DOB: 29 XXXXXXX 1980)
Childs Name: XXXXXXX Age 8 (DOB: 28 Aug 2004)

We are thinking of having a second child.
Considering my wife's age, we would like to know what are all the risks for both mom and the child.
And let us know if any important tests she has to undergo.

And also please point to us any article that describes in detail.

Posted Sat, 21 Jul 2012 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Minoo Bhagia 3 hours later

Thanks for writing to us

Arthi's age is 32 and she is going to have second child so there is no risk of any chromosomal anomaly like down's syndrome etc

It is usually seen in primigravida or first pregnancy after the age of 35.

As your first baby is alright you need not worry

Your wife can start taking folic acid

There are tests for earlier detection of any anomaly starting from 10 15 weeks like Nuchal translucency on ultrasound , triple and quadruple marker etc.

Regarding article you can write directly to XXXXXXX website

Best wishes

Take care

Any further query is most welcome.
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