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Pregnancy in Elderly

  • Date Submitted: 01/26/2012 04:27 PM
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Pregnancy in Elderly Women

Women   above the age of 45 years are continuously risking their own health, as well as the health of innocent children, to fulfill the selfish desire to have children, at even that age. This is not only wrong for the health reasons, but also due to the emotional problems that may rise , when the generation gap is very large.

It is commonly known that older age poses health risks to both the mother and the fetus. Increased age also increases the chances of birth defects, miscarriage, and chronic health problems, such as diabetes. Doctors actually recommend women to have children before the age of 35, knowing these potential risks are greater in older age mother. Even with successful child birth, emotional problems may arise between the child and parent due to a great age difference.

A large generation gap exists between the parents and their children as they both have grown up in a different kind of environment and atmosphere.  In today’s world when a child applies to University, he is under pressure due to the stiff competition he faces and requires immense amounts of support from his parents.Due to the large generation gap with elderly parents, parents are incapable of understanding his/her emotional conditions. However, parents who are comparatively young are more capable of understanding their child’s needs. Other than emotional needs, children with elderly parents are also deprived of a fun childhood.

Imagine an individual at the age of 50 years, having a 5 year old child. Considering the state of health of an individual at that age, it would be impossible to bring up a child in the way he/she deserves to live. Having a childhood, where you couldn't sit on your father's fragile shoulders, or couldn't be pushed on the swings by your mother, whose back hurts, is not the fun childhood that every child deserves. It isn't fair to let an innocent child come into the world with a hopes and dreams of having a life full of fun...

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