Increasing numbers of women are choosing to delay pregnancy. Pregnancy in older women is associated with increased risks, of which stillbirth is one of the most devastating. This retrospective cohort study reviewed the obstetric outcomes in women aged 40 and above over an 11‐year period to determine whether maternal age is an independent risk factor for term stillbirth. The study shows that advanced maternal age is an independent risk factor for term stillbirth (odds ratio 2.42, 95% confidence interval 1.04–5.62).