Women are waiting longer to have their first baby mostly because timing or a woman's individual situation doesn't make it right quite yet.
This is understandable, but it is important to know that increasing age can affect your pregnancy in different ways including increasing the chance of miscarriage, stillbirth and problems with the placenta.
Increased amounts of sugar in the blood crossing to the unborn baby via the placenta
The placenta implants at the bottom of the uterus over the cervix, and the baby can't be born
The placenta detaches from the wall of the uterus and may cause bleeding and lack of nutrients to the unborn baby
If you are worried about how your age can affect your pregnancy please discuss your concerns with your doctor.
This web page is designed to be informative and educational. It is not intended to provide specific medical advice or replace advice from your health practitioner. The information above is based on current medical knowledge, evidence and practice as at March 2014.