First-time mom Sue Morrissey dotes on her little girl, and understandably so.
The Bayshore High School math teacher gingerly dresses 16-month-old Theresa Marie in a bright green outfit to have her picture taken. It seems neither could be happier.
"She was born at exactly 8 o'clock at night and she was exactly 7 pounds and she was exactly 20 inches long and her head was exactly 13 inches. That's because we math teachers grow 'em to perfection," she says with a laugh.
Morrissey considers herself fortunate -- and should. Things could have turned out differently when she became pregnant well past the age of 40, when the risks are greater to the mother and child.
"Most of the increased risks (of pregnancy) over 35 are to the baby," says Dr. Donnica Moore, a women's health expert and the medical correspondent for NBC's "Later Today."
"There's a greatly increased …