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Content Tagged: delayed childbearing

Poll reveals what most women want to achieve before having children

A recent poll conducted in the UK by the fertility firm OvuSense asked 1,000 currently childless women what they want to accomplish before they become mothers. Consistent with previous research on the influence of a partner on women’s childbearing decisions, the women’s top priority was to be married before having children. Other things the women […]

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Father’s age linked with decreased fertility and greater risk of disorders in offspring

Two recent studies confirm the link between paternal age and fertility outcomes.  The longer a man delays fatherhood, the poorer the quality of his sperm. Children fathered by older dads also appear to have an increased risk of developing autism, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and bipolar disorder. The first study was conducted in […]

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Risks of delaying childbearing may begin before age 35

Contrary to previous beliefs, a new study suggests increased risks related to delayed childbearing may begin before age 35. Conducted at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the University of Bergen, and published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, this study examined data from about one million first-time mothers in Sweden and Norway. The researchers compared the […]

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Postponing parenthood to gain our financial “footing”

My name is Kate. I was the typical “roving” 20-something – after graduating with my undergraduate degree and degree in teaching, I travelled to Asia, teaching English to finance my travels. Eventually I explored Africa, India, and the Middle East before returning to my home state when I was 25. I was ready to settle […]

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