Pregnant at 50 years old?
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|Wed, 09-28-2011 - 10:25am|
Wow-can you imagine? Would you consider it? I'm having enough trouble trying to find the energy to be grandma-much less new mom again-and I'm not yet 50.
According to this iVillage article (complete with picture of 50 year old pregnant mom):
Delayed motherhood is nothing new. Thanks to modern medicine and sheer luck, women have been having babies past 40 for a while now. Juxtaposed with the train wrecks on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant, giving birth at 40 seems downright brilliant. And clearly, more and more people agree: In 2008, about 8,000 babies were born to women 45-plus, more than double the number in 1997, according an article in New York. And over 500 of these children were born to women who were 50 years old or older -- that’s a 375 percent increase. READ MORE: Pregnant After 50