Lauren Ahles

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Lauren Ahles is a certified genetic counselor with Intermountain Maternal Fetal Medicine based at Intermountain Medical Center and LDS Hospital.

What to Know About Pregnancy Over Age 35

By Lauren Ahles
Blog-AMA

You may have heard the term “advanced maternal age” or “AMA,” but what does it mean?  A woman who is 35 or older on her due date is considered to be of advanced maternal age. Traditionally, this age has been used to designate a group of women who are at a higher risk of having a child with certain chromosomal disorders like Down syndrome, Trisomy 18, or Trisomy 13.