Michel Tournaire

The Joy of Motherhood Pregnancy After 35 Publication date : September 30, 2005

This is a guide to pregnancy for women over the age of 35, covering every phase from the initial desire to become pregnant to the first weeks following childbirth.
What should a pregnant woman do on a daily basis so that her pregnancy goes smoothly? Do late pregnancies require any specific medical attention? When is a sonogram advisable? What should be done to prepare for labour and childbirth?
Michel Tournaire answers these questions and reassures readers. Most women after the age of 35 ask many questions before deciding to become pregnant as well as during what is generally regarded as a “late” pregnancy. Are there more risks involved in pregnancies after the age of 35? What are the risks for the child? Is it more difficult to become pregnant after 35?
Recent medical advances have made late pregnancies easier. What can be done if a woman is having difficulties becoming pregnant? What should she know if complications arise?
Whether for career reasons or because they wish to start a second family, more and more women are having children late. This practical manual by a specialist in “high-risk” pregnancies answers some frequently asked questions, offers concrete advice, and guides and reassures women throughout each month of their pregnancy.

Michel Tournaire is the head of obstetrics and gynaecology at Hôpital Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Paris. He specialises in difficult pregnancies.