Hi everyone, I'm really interested in women having babies later and how it's a growing trend in current times. I'd really like to create a conversation about the kinds of tests carried out when you reach an age older than 35 (? correct me if I'm wrong!) and what the risks involved are? Before researching this topic I didn't really know much about this. My mother had me at nearly 40 and tells me some of the tests she had to undertake, but explains how these risks were not widely known about before this, and she had to deal with them when they happened kind of thing. Just wondering if this is still the case now? Seems much time has been given to educating teenagers about sex and the demands of a child, but where is the transition from this into adulthood? Where is the information given to young adults of the risks involved in leaving childbearing to a later age. All thoughts welcome, and would be greatly appreciated, I want to know the opinions of real women not some generalised statistics . Thanks!