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Dr Archana Bajaj

Gynaecologist, Obstetrician, IVF Expert 

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Dr Archana Dhawan Bajaj is an infertility specialist with over two decades of experience in IVF and reproductive medicine.
She founded The Nurture IVF Clinic in New Delhi in 2003.
Dr Bajaj has completed her MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College and has a diploma in gynaecology and obstetrics and DNB (obstetrics and gynaecology) from the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
She has an MMSc degree in assisted reproductive technology from the University of Nottingham, UK.... more

Answered on Apr 05, 2023

Answered on Feb 16, 2023

Asked by Anonymous - Jan 19, 2023
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Hi Dr I had my first child at 31. My son is 6 years old now. I would like to try for a second child. Do you think it would be okay? How can I check and ensure I have a healthy pregnancy? Will my age be a factor in the health of the second child?
Ans: 31 seems to be an appropriate age for sure to plan the next baby. Since you are beyond 30 years of age, it would be worth while doing a basic health checkup around your hormones and basic sugar levels, vitamin D B12 and hemoglobin levels before planning the pregnancy starting folic acid supplementation. Would be appropriate. Stopping any kind of recreational drugs, smoking or alcohol and bit of lifestyle optimization like increasing proteins, fresh fruits, green vegetables, nuts, seeds and berries and the diet and starting some form of exercise would be useful. To ensure a smooth pregnancy.
Anti-mullerian hormone or AMH levels prior to planning a pregnancy will be helpful in discerning the fertility, the probability of getting pregnant and also. Appropriate or good image levels usually ensure a healthy pregnancy during pregnancy screening of the baby with a Nuchal translucency and nasal bone or level one scan bit around 12 weeks, a double marker subsequent to the scan if need be. A NIPT screening and a level 2 ultrasound usually, or level 2 ultrasound or an anomaly scan usually ensure that the fetus is more or less normal. If any other advanced investigation is needed, that too can be done during pregnancy. To ensure the the health of the baby.
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