Planning a baby after 35 means first of all you may face difficulty in concieving naturally. There are two ovaries in a woman’s body close to the uterus. These form eggs which are fertilised with sperms to form pregnancy. With age the Ovarian reserve of eggs continues to decrease , especially after 35 years. Also post 35 the quality of your eggs may not be as good as at a younger age. Due to these reasons getting pregnant naturally may be difficult especially after 35 years of age.
Secondly post 35 the pregnancy may not be as smooth as at a younger age as incidence of genetic disorders like Down’s Syndrome is seen to increase with advancing age. We need to do special blood tests for this.
With advancing age there are more chances of getting high Bp or deranged blood sugars during pregnancy as compared to younger woman. So the pregnancy may fall into the high risk group requiring frequent and close monitoring. And sometimes premature delivery may also have to be done if these medical conditions get serious.
But there is no need to panic. If you plan pregnancy post 35 years it can be managed under the guidance of an expert and experienced Obstetrician.