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.

Time to Check Up on Your Checkups

By Jonathan Burnett, MD
Stay up to date with Well-Child Visits

During the first 2-3 years of your child’s life, you become very familiar with her doctor’s office. You stop in every few months to see how your child is growing, developing and learning and to make sure she’s caught up on her vaccines to help protect against many nasty diseases. But as she grows, are you keeping up with the well-child check-ups?