More U.S. Women Having Kids in Their 30s and 40s

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Registered: 01-03-2001
More U.S. Women Having Kids in Their 30s and 40s
Wed, 10-30-2013 - 10:56am

According to Health Day News, more women are having children in their 30s and 40s. "More women are waiting until later in life to have children, U.S. health officials reported Friday.

The birth rate for women in their 30s and early 40s rose in 2012, even as birth rates for teenagers and young adults declined to record lows, according to figures released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The rise in the number of births to older women was not surprising to Dr. Edward McCabe, chief medical officer for the March of Dimes." read more

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 10-30-2013 - 4:07pm
It makes sense, most careers or even regular jobs are requiring a college education of some sort and as more women assume they will be working at least part time or full time for some of their adulthood, they put off either getting married and/or having kids until they are finished with college and get a foot in on a career which inevitably pushing having kids to later in life. Having had kids in my late teens and again in my early 30's, I think there are pros and cons to both ways.