Latest Advanced maternal age Stories
A study by the University of Southampton has shown that women are having children later in life mainly because they are spending longer in education.
Motherhood appears to protect against suicide, with increasing numbers of children associated with decreasing rates of death from suicide, found an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
U.S. women are delaying motherhood -- from 1970-2006 first births to women age 35 years and older increased nearly eight times, U.S. health officials said.
There were 4,265,555 U.S. births in 2006 -- an increase of 3 percent over 2005 and highest in more than four decades, federal health officials said.
Women older than 35 years and black women are more likely than other women to experience stillbirth, according to a report in the American Journal of Public Health.
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