Reply To: Plan on second child



Hi Siva, having a child at an advanced age certainly poses many challenges and risks. The biggest risk for a child born to a mother who is above 35 is of Down’s syndrome which is a genetic condition associated with specific physical features and intelligence. Besides this, there is certainly the challenge of dealing with your second child’s life when you are in your 60s and he’s on the verge of graduation. I would suggest that whatever decision you take, please take it for practical reasons and not religious or sentimental ones because bringing up a child involves a lot more than just sentiment, which I’m sure you’re well aware since you already have a child. Also, have a good discussion with an experienced gynecologist about the physical risks involved. I wish you all the best!