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Content Tagged: delayed childbearing

Single and no kids? Tips for getting through the family-oriented holiday season

The family-oriented focus of the holiday season can be particularly difficult for those who are single and don’t yet have kids – especially those who want to become a parent, but haven’t been able to find the right partner with whom they can build a family. If you find yourself in this situation, the holidays […]

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Rising number of twins and triplets born to mothers in their 40s

As more women are using IVF to have children in their 40s, the number of multiple births to this group of parents is rising. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the United Kingdom indicate that in 2013, due to efforts to limit the number of embryos transferred during an IVF […]

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More women having children later: 1 in 5 new mothers age 35 or over

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicate that more than half of the babies born in Britain in 2013 were born to women over 30, and 1 in 5 new mothers were 35 or older. The average first-time mother in the UK is now 28.3 years old. The trend towards older […]

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Pregnant women over 40 three times more likely to need c-section

An increasing number of women are having children in their late 30s and well into their 40s. However, older maternal age is linked with greater risks to mother and baby. A recent study conducted in Norway highlights the risks specific to labour complications. Published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the study […]

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