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How do I deal with unexpected pregnancy later in life?

While those of us in their late thirties, forties, and early fifties have far fewer pregnancies than younger women, a disproportionately high percentage of pregnancies are unexpected. Slightly over half of all women aged 40 or more who get pregnant were not intending to conceive.

If you did not expect or desire to become pregnant, consider all of your options, which include having an abortion or placing the baby for adoption, as well as bearing and raising a child. Knowing that this may be your last possible pregnancy may make this a particularly difficult decision, so get as much nonjudgmental support as you can.

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