If you're a woman and older 35 years and planning to have a baby, you're in the right place. There are many women who are delaying their pregnancy well into their 30s and beyond, and they do deliver healthy babies. Taking special care of yourself could help give your baby the best start. The risk of pregnancy loss is higher for older women. The risk of pregnancy loss, by miscarriage or by stillbirth, increases as you grow older, perhaps due to some pre-existing medical conditions or certain foetal chromosomal abnormalities.