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Content Tagged: delayed childbearing

Increased risk to mothers due to obesity and delayed childbearing

After decades of reductions in maternal mortality rates, a recent study found that increasing numbers of women are dying in childbirth. UK researchers found that in 2010/11 there were just under 20 deaths for every 100,000 births as compared to just under 10 in 100,000 deaths in 2005. The researchers attributed the increase in maternal […]

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Some women regret waiting to become a mother.

The 2012 Modern Motherhood Report – a poll commissioned by Red magazine – surveyed over 3000 women between the ages of 28 and 45. The results indicate that a quarter of the participants wished they had started trying for a child earlier on in their lives and regretted their decision to delay having a family. […]

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Women university grads waiting longer to have children

Female university graduates are, on average, delaying the process of trying to conceive their children until their mid-30s – almost a decade later than those women who don’t pursue a university education. In today’s social climate, more and more women are establishing their careers before having children. This has some potentially positive and negative consequences. […]

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New breakthrough in preserving fertility

A new case report study demonstrates that for three women, transplanted ovarian tissue (frozen, or from an identical twin sister) was successful in preserving fertility after cancer treatments. One of the patients, a Danish woman, had one of her ovaries frozen before undergoing cancer treatment. She has since had 3 children. The other two women, […]

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