Cat Deeley is pregnant with her second baby at 41

The TV presenter announced her pregnancy on Twitter this weekend.

A photo of Cat Deeley sat in a chair smiling

Pregnancy news, 15/01/2018
Image credit: @catdeeley via Instagram

Cat Deeley and her husband Patrick Kielty have announced that they’re expecting their second child in the spring.

In the past, Cat has spoken about wanting a bigger family and her worries about getting pregnant again. These fears came after doctors told her she was “triple high risk” due to her age, and called her a “geriatric mum”.

Pregnancy over the age of 35

Fertility starts to fall after the mid-thirties, which is why doctors often advise women to have children before they are 35 years old. It can be harder to conceive for some couples, but it is not impossible.

  • At 35, 95% of women can get pregnant after three years of having regular unprotected sex.
  • At 38, 75% can get pregnant after three years of having regular unprotected sex.

The risk of pregnancy complications can also increase, which is why these mothers will be cared for by a consultant team throughout their pregnancy.

Advice if you're trying to get pregnant

If you’re trying to get pregnant - at any age - the best advice is to lead a healthy lifestyle. This means:

When to speak to a doctor about fertility

If you are over 35, speak to your doctor if you have:

  • been trying for six months and are not pregnant yet.
  • other health problems that might be affecting your fertility, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or endometriosis.

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