Chapter 32. Advanced Maternal Age

  1. Errol R. Norwitz MD, PhD Professor Director1,
  2. Michael A. Belfort MD, PhD Professor Director2,3,
  3. George R. Saade MD Professor4 and
  4. Hugh Miller MD5

Published Online: 6 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314489.ch32

Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence

Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence

How to Cite

Norwitz, E. R., Belfort, M. A., Saade, G. R. and Miller, H. (2010) Advanced Maternal Age, in Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314489.ch32

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  3. 3

    Perinatal Research and Fetal Therapy Program, HCA Healthcare, Nashville, TN, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181112

Online ISBN: 9781444314489

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Keywords:

  • antenatal complications;
  • advanced maternal age (AMA) - 35 or older on estimated date of delivery;
  • confirming maternal age - further details about timing and mode of conception;
  • AMA - risk factor for fetal aneuploidy, trisomy;
  • chorionic villous sampling (CVS) - karyotype analysis at 11–14 weeks gestation;
  • antenatal fetal testing - initiated at term;
  • elective induction of labor - offered to AMA women at or after 39 weeks gestation