Freaked Out When Reading This

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Confused - July 11

I don't want to scare the stuffing out of anybody, but I'm 47 and pregnant for the 6th time. I've heard every horror statistic that I'm supposed to be at an increased risk for...including the possibility of maternal death. Now, I might not have been so spooked about it had I not read in a local paper that a 22-year old woman died in childbirth a few days ago at a local hospital. That did it...my risk factor seemed to multiply by about a bzillion (in my head). What do you think could have happened to cause the death of this young woman? It's awful. Sometimes it just seems like all I'm hearing is a bunch of negative news.

 

Bobbi - July 11

I don't know about the woman, but try not to worry. I'm sure you'll do just fine. I'm sure your dr. can ease your fears if you tell him what you are worried about. Good luck. Here's to an uneventful 9 months!

 

miranda - July 11

It's highly unlikely in this day and age that a woman will die in childbirth. They are so prepared for any situation. As long as you follow your dr's instructions and keep an eye on what's going on with your pregnancy, you should be fine. Congrats on your big family!

 

Laura - August 8

If it helps to know... My father was born in 1947 to a 45 year old mother. He was the youngest of 14. With the technology that has developed since then, I would say you have a pretty good chance at a wonderful pregnancy and delivery.

 

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