Women Born To Older Mothers Less Likely To Have Kids (2017 Study)
BY JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ
The older a woman’s mother was when she was born, the less likely she is to have children, according to a new study.
Canadian researchers analyzed health records of 43,135 American women and found that nearly 20% of women born to mothers older than age 30 remained childless. The figure was 15% for women whose moms gave birth to them between 20 and 24. Of women born to teenaged mothers, 13% of them never went on to have kids.
…Still, the findings published in the journal Human Reproduction are noteworthy because women in America are having babies later in life for a number of factors, including pursuing advanced degrees and establishing careers.