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In a 2010 report, the statistics for older mothers was released.  There has been an increase in the number of older mothers over the years.  Some of this is due to the advances in medical treatments as well as the use of donor eggs.  This report did not disclose whether donor eggs were used or not but it is an interesting article.

“While birth rates in 2008 dropped among women in their teens, twenties, and thirties, the 40-to-44 age bracket saw a 4 percent increase in birth rate, according to a report released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Birth rates increased for mothers over 45 as well, with the number of births among these women increasing by 4 percent in the past year.  What’s more, women over 40 were also more likely to be first-time mothers than in past years, the report found.”

Read the full article here:  Birth Rates Rise Among Women Over 40: CDC Finds

-Cindy

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