Lauren Ahles


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

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.