Since Meghan Markle announced she was pregnant with her and Prince Harry’s first child, the Duchess of Sussex has been proudly flaunting her baby bump. However, medical experts revealed if Meghan doesn’t take certain precautions after childbirth, this could be her last pregnancy.
Pradnya Pisal, a consultant gynecologist at London Gynaecology told the Express UK, Meghan may struggle to get pregnant again and if she conceives, she will face many challenges throughout the pregnancy.
“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,” Pisal said.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Dr. Geetha Venkat, Director at Harley Street Fertility Clinic told the outlet if Meghan is determined to carry her second child, she should wait anywhere between three months to a year before she gets pregnant again.
“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,” Venkat explained.
Meghan is expected to give birth to her first child in spring 2019. However, fans will not be informed about the royal baby’s arrival until days, possibly weeks after it’s born. Meghan and Harry plan to keep their baby’s birth private until they feel they have properly bonded as a family.