MEGHAN MARKLE will have to “look out” if she wants to have more than one baby, as her age raises risks of complications and makes it more difficult to conceive, experts said.
The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex may have difficulties in having the proverbial “heir and the spare”, in the past expected by members of the Royal Family, because of Meghan’s age. The Duchess is due to give birth to her firstborn any day now. While Meghan and Harry’s first baby was conceived shortly after their wedding on May 19 last year, the royal pair will have to wait up to a year to try for a new one, if they wish to give the little Sussex a brother or sister, Dr Geetha Venkat, Director at Harley Street Fertility Clinic, said.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, the doctor said: “If she delivers her first child vaginally, she should wait for 3 to 6 months before trying for a second.
“If she delivers the first child by Caesarean section, she should wait 12 months before trying for a second.”
This means Meghan may be almost 39 before she can try for another baby.
Pradnya Pisal, a consultant gynaecologist at London Gynaecology, highlighted the real problems the Duchess may then incur into.
She told Express.co.uk: “Fertility declines after the 35th birthday, and if you are leaving your pregnancy beyond that, you should consider doing a test of ovarian reserve – an egg count.
“Pregnancy in older age is also associated with higher risk of miscarriage.
“This is because of a higher chance of chromosomal problems in the embryo as the eggs get older.
“There is a higher chance of conceiving a baby with Down’s syndrome.
Source: express co uk