Off lately, I told you that having babies in older age can pose complications for mother as well as the baby. In harmony with this very research, another study shows that even dad’s age can have effect on the baby. This study reveals that babies born to men who are in their 40s and 50s are a bit more vulnerable to have a low Apgar score, in comparison to the babies of young men. Apgar Score, that rates babies on five parameters including respiratory effort, heart rate, reflex irritability, muscle tone, and skin color, should be a minimum of 10 and is calculated at 1 and 5 minutes after birth. Apart from this, advanced parental age can add on to the risk of other birth complications that can be as serious as fetal death and preterm birth…so here is another reason to drop the idea of postponing planning your family, in case you have that on your mind.