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Older, Pregnant and Smart
Christina Applegate is doing it. So is Alanis Morissette. Kelly Preston and Celine Dion, too. They're all having babies after age 35.
If you're thinking about getting pregnant at a similar age, there's good news.
"The majority of women over age 35 have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies," said Jim Link, an obstetrician/gynecologist with Partners in Women's Health in Louisville. "There's really not any preset age that's unsafe for any one patient to become pregnant."
But there are some things to think about.
"Pregnancy is a one-year project — three months to get tuned up and then nine months to do the pregnancy," said Stanley A. Gall, a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health at the University of Louisville.