Oh, baby!

Women over 40 are giving birth more than ever

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There’s a mini baby boom going on in the U.S., and it’s not happening with younger women — the birth rate for teens and women in the early twenties are at record lows. According to a new report from the CDC, births among the over-40 set and even the over-50 set have been on the rise. In 2014, the birth rate among women ages 40-44 rose two percent over the previous year. And some 743 women over the age of 50 gave birth in 2014, up from 677. The CDC points out that such a trend has actually been developing for quite some time now, and a survey done by the Pew Research Center sheds some pretty decisive light on at least one of the factors behind the trend.

Read the full story at Fortune.

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