102,249 babies born to women over 40!

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102,249 babies born to women over 40!
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Wed, 08-30-2006 - 9:28am

Here's how I figured it out:

In 2003 there were 4,089,950 live births reported in the United States.
Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=16176060&dopt=Abstract

Of all live births in the United States during 2001-2003 (average), 2.5% were to women ages 40 and older.
Source: http://www.marchofdimes.com/peristats/level1.aspx?reg=99&top=2&stop=5&lev=1&slev=1&obj=3

So if in 2003 there were 4,089,950 live births, then 2.5% makes 102,249 babies born to women over 40.

And most of them were not conceived by donor egg. Donor Egg 2003 national statistics - unfortunately they lump them all together:

Total number of reporting clinics: 399
Donor Eggs: Fresh Embryos: All Ages Combined
Number of transfers: 8,970 Percentage of transfers resulting in live births: 50.8 (4,557 live births)
Donor Eggs: Frozen Embryos: All Ages Combined
Number of transfers: 4,026 Percentage of transfers resulting in live births: 30.1 (1,212 live births)
Source: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/ART2003/nation03.asp

That's a total of 5,769 Donor Egg babies born in the US in 2003 to ANY AGE mother - compared to 102,249 babies born to women over 40.

~*~ Catherine

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Wed, 09-06-2006 - 6:44pm

Thanks Catherine,


I always enjoy your posts !!!


Namaste,

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Sat, 10-21-2006 - 10:36pm

BUMP~~~~~~


Because this post gives me HOPE !!!!!

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Sat, 11-25-2006 - 12:04pm
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Mon, 12-18-2006 - 10:03pm

BUMP~~~~cuz I love this post !!!!!!! It gives me hope, hope HOPE !!!!!!!!!!


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Tue, 12-19-2006 - 9:15am

Glad it gives you hope, Sarah!!

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