It cannot be denied that age plays an important role in pregnancy conditions. Mother’s age is too old often becomes a problem in pregnancy. However, did you know that it’s not just women, it turns out that men who are too old can also have a big influence on pregnancy conditions.
What do you think the effect is and how can a man’s age affect pregnancy conditions? Come on, read this article to the end to find out more, Mother.
Can cause babies to be born in poor conditions
So far, many people think that only a woman’s age plays an important role in pregnancy. This kind of thinking was finally refuted by a study conducted in America.
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Reporting from The New York Times, this research shows that babies born to fathers over 45 years old are at risk of being born prematurely and with low birth weight. Apart from these risks, there is also the possibility that the baby will experience seizures more often.
“More than 12 percent of births to fathers 45 years of age or older with poor outcomes might have been prevented if the fathers had been younger,” said Dr. Michael L. Eisenberg, a urologic surgeon and chief of men’s reproductive health at the School. Stanford University Medicine.
Risks are often overlooked
The stigma attached to society regarding pregnancy conditions only focuses on the mother and often ignores the risks that can arise from the father. In fact, a greater risk can actually arise from the father’s condition and age during pregnancy.
Men don’t have a time limit for producing sperm, which seems like a good thing. However, did you know that this could actually be dangerous?
The quality of sperm produced by men will continue to decline as they get older. In other words, the older a man gets, the quality of the sperm cells produced will decrease.
Decreased sperm quality can reduce the sperm’s ability to fertilize an egg. The quality of sperm produced by men throughout their lives can also decrease due to gene mutations and exposure to unfavorable substances from the environment.
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A decrease in sperm quality can actually cause the embryo to not develop properly and cause health problems for the fetus. Therefore, it is important for men not to delay having children for too long.
So, how do you maintain male fertility even though you are no longer young? Come on, see in more detail on the next page, Mother.
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