Monday, January 01, 2007

Having Babies Over 45

With recent advances in technology, women are getting pregnant and having babies later and later.  Many are using advanced reproductive technologies, while others are getting pregnant the natural way.  While many older women use donor eggs, many are still conceiving with their own eggs in their early and mid forties.  While this is great news for women who have put off having children to further their careers, it should not be assumed that it is easy to get pregnant once you have entered your forties.  The odds of miscarriage and birth defects increases tremendously.  For more on this topic....

The number of British women giving birth aged over 45 has doubled within a decade, official figures show. The rise is more than found in any other age group over the same period.

'Baby rates doubles in women over 45 in a decade' | the Daily Mail

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