In this day and age, it is not uncommon for women to wait until later in life to start a family. Advanced aged pregnancies, referring to women who will be thirty-five years old or older at the time of delivery, are projected to rise in the coming years. While these women are likely to have a successful and healthy pregnancy, there is an increased risk for chromosome disorders, such as Down syndrome. Many families are interested in taking steps to learn more about the health of their pregnancy. For a mother of advanced maternal age, one of these steps might include meeting with a genetic counselor.

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