Model Molly Sims speaks out about how being 43 and pregnant has made her 'super nervous.'

Model and mum of two Molly Sims is 43 and pregnant with her third child. She recently spoke out about how her age has made her worry about her third pregnancy.

Molly Sims and family.

Pregnancy news, 02/09/16

It is true that fertility does decline with age, but many women conceive naturally aged over 40 and go on to have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Although women who become pregnant after 35 are more likely to experience complications, they are also monitored more closely throughout their pregnancy to ensure that any problems are picked up and treated.

Our midwife Nikki explains:

"In Molly's case having another sibling will be fun for her children, but she’s likely to find this pregnancy more tiring than when she was younger. Unfortunately she’ll be twice as likely to experience complications in pregnancy including high blood pressure and gestational diabetes. But she will be more closely monitored this pregnancy due to her age so these complications, if they occur,  will be picked up and treated early. It is important to remember that plenty of women in their 40's have trouble-free, healthy pregnancies and healthy babies!"

 

Find out more about pregnancy complications here.

Find out what things can affect your fertility here.

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