So I did some research because I may have my second child in my 30s. Some people are saying that a 38 year old is much more likely to have a baby with disabilities. I’ve heard as high as 76% more likely. I found, according to a study performed by Dr. Amos Grunebaum it’s 1 out of 175 children. That would mean there is less than a 1% higher chance of a child being born with disabilities. More specifically, 99.4% of babies born of women at 38 years are healthy. That’s only if you carry the gene for the disability too. I’ve read many other studies with the similar results.
Hey more background. I’m engaged. My fiancé and I are planing on our first when I’m 25ish. The next won’t be until my 30s sorry.