Age At First Childbirth Increasing

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The average age of women giving birth for the first time is increasing worldwide but remains lower in the U.S. than in other developed countries because of the nation's higher teen birth rate ...

... the age of first birth is a significant indicator of future trends, such as birth defects, birthweight and the number of children women have, which affects population trends ...

... there are several reasons for the age increase ... including the availability of the birth control pill, which allowed people to plan their families ... people are also "living longer and can start families later and expect to be around to take care of them"...

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448