Advanced Maternal Age
If you are having a baby and you are 35 years or older your doctor will consider you "Advanced Maternal Age (AMA)". When you are AMA your risks of having a baby with birth defects are increased. The older you get, the greater your risks. Your doctor will be able to explain the exact risk factors that apply to you personally. Most of the time women of AMA after offered additional testing to check the baby for abnormalities.
Overall many women of Advanced Maternal Age go on to have healthy babies.