Negative Essay: Does Your Age Really Matter?

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Does Your Age Really Matter? Many women say age is nothing but a number; meaning their age has no effect on their physical condition. However, this saying is not completely true because age has a significant effect on women trying to become pregnant or already pregnant. Many women dream of the day when they can bring a child into the world and experience the blessing of creating life inside them. This amazing phenomenon is one of the happiest moments in a woman’s life. Yet pregnancy is not always an easy experience because there is a “biological clock” ticking as to when a woman become easily pregnant and if she becomes pregnant, have a healthy baby. On one side of the argument it is believed that having children after 35 is good because most …show more content…
Although this is great, delaying child birth for too long a time can be problematic. Studies have shown that after age thirty-five the cases of infertility in women trying to get pregnant increases. “The main medical and social problem is infertility among women aged over thirty-five years caused by a lack of reproductive abilities, as a result of the natural ageing processes of the reproductive system” (Naworska 240). Both quality and quantity of eggs are concerns for the mother to be after age thirty-five. Therefore infertility in older women is more common because the number of healthy eggs a woman can produce decreases with age. Now, one might ask why thirty- five, well thirty-five is age at which doctors have noticed there is a significant drop in the quantity and quality of egg production (Charles). Because infertility makes it harder for older women to conceive it usually takes older women longer to get pregnant than younger women. Younger women are naturally more fertile than older women therefore it is much easier for younger women to become pregnant (Charles). Usually this is a hard time for older women who want to be mothers because it can take more than a year to become pregnant. However along with infertility, there is another component that affects older women when trying to become …show more content…
Such “spontaneous abortion” may be caused by chromosomal problems/abnormalities making it difficult for the baby to grow and develop healthy. In addition to that, high blood pressure is also observed more commonly in pregnant women over the age of thirty-five. When a woman pregnant women has high blood pressure she is diagnosed with “Gestational Hypertension”. Medical expert Kathleen Simpson states that “Gestational hypertension is the onset of hypertension, generally after the 20th week of pregnancy, appearing as a maker of a pregnancy-specific vasospastic condition” (127). “Gestational Hypertension” is when the pressure from the blood against the artery walls is too high. This is dangerous because this can lead to other issues such as a stroke or heart failure. Having high blood pressure during pregnancy is a hazard to the mother and her health. Although high blood pressure is a common complication among older mothers doctors do not fully understand why this happens

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