The decision to postpone parenting has gained momentum in recent years, a shift driven by evolving social dynamics and improved access to fertility treatments. Despite their increasing prevalence, pregnancies at advanced maternal ages are associated with increased risks of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. This article addresses the association between advanced maternal age and hypertensive disorders of pregnancies (HDPs), which are more prevalent and a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in this population. This review explores the biological mechanisms and age-related risk factors that underpin this increased susceptibility and offers practical management strategies that can be implemented prior to, as well as during, each stage of pregnancy to mitigate the incidence and severity of HDPs in this group. Lastly, this review acknowledges both the short-term and long-term postpartum implications of HDPs in women of advanced maternal age.
- advanced maternal age