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Krupa PatelFollow

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17-11-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

17-11-2017 11:30 AM

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Abstract

Background: Advanced maternal age is a growing social phenomenon. The proportion of first births to women ages 35 years and over in the United States have increased. Women are prolonging childbearing to accommodate their careers. One’s socioeconomic status, culture, and a movement towards a women making herself and career a priority has contributed to the increasing number of advanced maternal age births.

Objective: The aim of this study was to gain a better understanding of the challenges associated with advanced maternal age pregnancies. This study looked into the challenges the mother faced at an older age, their reason behind prolonging childbearing, and cultural differences between these women.

Methods: A detailed search was conducted using CINAHL, ProQuest, and PubMed. Primary sources reviewed were limited to articles over the last ten years. Articles reviewed were of the nursing or medicine discipline. Articles reviewed involve a basis of challenges associated with advanced maternal age pregnancies. Further inclusive criteria were quantitative and qualitative articles whose research was based on key words listed below. Only peer reviewed articles that were in English were included. A total of nine studies were selected for this study.

Results: showed that Non-Hispanic Caucasian women are more likely to prolong childbearing. Women 35 years old and older experienced more pronounced fatigue during pregnancy than those who gave birth before 35 years old. Older women were found to be more prepared financially to raise their children. Older women were found to have more knowledge, be educated, make more money, and have better resources than their younger counterparts.

Conclusion: While the literature did not show any negativity regarding advanced maternal age, advanced maternal age comes with many challenges. With many challenges and benefits that come with pregnancies, advanced maternal challenges are indefinite. Therefore, challenges associated with advanced maternal age remains unclear and current studies are limited, therefore future research is necessary to determine if the challenges and/or risks outweigh the benefits of having a child at an advanced maternal age.

Keywords: advanced maternal age, very advanced maternal age, primiparous women, nulliparous women of advanced maternal age, advanced maternal age and culture, challenges and advanced maternal age.

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Nov 17th, 10:00 AM Nov 17th, 11:30 AM

Challenges Associated with Advanced Maternal Age

Abstract

Background: Advanced maternal age is a growing social phenomenon. The proportion of first births to women ages 35 years and over in the United States have increased. Women are prolonging childbearing to accommodate their careers. One’s socioeconomic status, culture, and a movement towards a women making herself and career a priority has contributed to the increasing number of advanced maternal age births.

Objective: The aim of this study was to gain a better understanding of the challenges associated with advanced maternal age pregnancies. This study looked into the challenges the mother faced at an older age, their reason behind prolonging childbearing, and cultural differences between these women.

Methods: A detailed search was conducted using CINAHL, ProQuest, and PubMed. Primary sources reviewed were limited to articles over the last ten years. Articles reviewed were of the nursing or medicine discipline. Articles reviewed involve a basis of challenges associated with advanced maternal age pregnancies. Further inclusive criteria were quantitative and qualitative articles whose research was based on key words listed below. Only peer reviewed articles that were in English were included. A total of nine studies were selected for this study.

Results: showed that Non-Hispanic Caucasian women are more likely to prolong childbearing. Women 35 years old and older experienced more pronounced fatigue during pregnancy than those who gave birth before 35 years old. Older women were found to be more prepared financially to raise their children. Older women were found to have more knowledge, be educated, make more money, and have better resources than their younger counterparts.

Conclusion: While the literature did not show any negativity regarding advanced maternal age, advanced maternal age comes with many challenges. With many challenges and benefits that come with pregnancies, advanced maternal challenges are indefinite. Therefore, challenges associated with advanced maternal age remains unclear and current studies are limited, therefore future research is necessary to determine if the challenges and/or risks outweigh the benefits of having a child at an advanced maternal age.

Keywords: advanced maternal age, very advanced maternal age, primiparous women, nulliparous women of advanced maternal age, advanced maternal age and culture, challenges and advanced maternal age.