Pregnancy After Age 35

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February 08, 2013

If you’re over the age of 35 and planning to get pregnant, you’re in good company.  Many women are delaying pregnancy well into their 30s and delivering healthy babies.  Though there is nothing magical about bearing children at or after age 35, there can be some risks.

Mahmood Siddiqui, M.D., a board-eligible obstetrician and gynecologist at Bronson OB/GYN Capital Avenue SW medical group will speak on ‘How to Plan and Prepare for Pregnancy After Age 35’ at Bronson Battle Creek on Friday, March 1.  This is one of a several programs in 2013 geared specifically about women’s health.

The program, which is free to the public, will be held at noon in the BBC boardroom, however seating is limited.  For reservations call toll free 1-877- 462-2247.

Taking care of yourself is the best way to take care of your baby at any age.  Here are several things to keep in mind, especially the older you are when you become pregnant.  First, you should make a pre-conception visit to your healthcare provider.  She or he can assess your overall health and recommend any lifestyle changes you might need to take.

Second, during your pregnancy have regular prenatal visits to monitor your and your baby’s health.

Third, stay physically active.  Regular exercise can ease and in some cases prevent discomfort.

Finally, avoid unhealthy activities like tobacco, alcohol, and some types of medications and supplements.  

Dr. Siddiqui is accepting new patients.  Whenever you need a check-up, help with family planning, or menopause care, we provide the expert, personalized care you deserve.  Call (269) 979-6432 to schedule an appointment at Bronson OB/GYN Capital Avenue SW or visit www.BronsonBattleCreek.com/practices.

Bronson Battle Creek is a 218-bed hospital that provides full outpatient and inpatient acute care including robotic surgery, diagnostics, and rehabilitation services; 100% all private rooms.  It also offers world-class diagnostic capabilities including PET/CT imaging, freestanding ‘open’ and traditional MRI, CT (16- and 64-slice), and 3.0 Tesla MRI.  Bronson Battle Creek has been recognized nationally as one of the safest hospitals, and has been a leader in the development of electronic health records as evidenced by multiple honors as one of America’s ‘most wired’ and ‘most wireless’ hospitals. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons recognizes the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, and the only hospital in Michigan to receive the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award three times in a row. Specialty services include inpatient behavioral health, the county’s largest accredited sleep center, and a wound-healing center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  For nine years, Bronson Healthcare has been included on Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies list as a leading family friendly employer.

About the Presenter
Mahmood Siddiqui, M.D. was awarded his medical degree from Deccan College of Medical Sciences in India.  He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at New York Methodist where he was chief resident.  He is board eligible in obstetrics and gynecology.

He recently joined the newly created Bronson OB/GYN Capital Avenue SW medical group.  He specializes in all types of hysterectomies including vaginal laparoscopic and daVinci (computer-assisted robotic surgeries), as well as treating abnormal vaginal bleeding, endometriosis, infertility, pelvic organ prolapse, and menopause.

He is accepting new patients.

Mahmood Siddiqui, M.D.
Bronson OBGYN Capital Ave SW
3238 Capital Ave. SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Phone: (269) 979-6432