Mothers Over 40 in Record Baby Boom: Number of Women Who Give Birth in Their Fifth Decade or Later Trebles
This article is from 2010. I could have sworn I already did a blog post on this, but I looked around my blog a little bit and don’t see it.
(Link): Mothers over 40 in record baby boom: Number of women who give birth in their fifth decade or later trebles
By Steve Doughty for the Daily Mail
A baby boom among older women has trebled the number giving birth after their 40th birthday.
Almost 27,000 babies were born to mothers over 40 last year, figures revealed yesterday.
The unprecedented level is nearly three times the total of 20 years ago and up by 50 per cent over the past decade.
Even during the post-war childbirth peak in the Sixties there were fewer children born to women in their fifth decade and beyond.
Britain now has one of the highest birth rates for older women in the world, with 3.8 per cent of all babies born to mothers over 40. Only Italy has a higher level in Europe.
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