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Pregnancy Rates Soaring in Older Women

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, March 16, 2010 | 0 comments

Socio-medical trends are giving new meaning to the phrase "dear old mom". Statistics confirm that first-time births to women in their 30s and 40s are fast becoming the norm.

The birth rate for women 40 to 44 increased in 1998 to 7.3 per 1,000, a 92 percent increase over the 1981 rate.


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