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3/23/2012 3:21:24 PM
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36 an elder mother???
"Older mothers often worry that their age will affect their pregnancy, and the birth of their baby. It doesn't help to see the medical term "elderly primagravida" on your notes (meaning older, first time mother) and some women feel that extra tests and interventions are used because of their age.
Are there more older mothers?
Birth statistics over recent decades show a huge swing in favour of delaying parenthood until our thirties and beyond. In 2006, nearly half of all the births (48 per cent) in England and Wales were to women aged over 30, compared to just 28 per cent in 1986. The greatest percentage increase in births in recent years has been in the 35 to 39 year age group.
Figures also show that the percentage of births to women over 40 has more than doubled in the last two decades; from 1.1 per cent in 1996 to 3.5 per cent in 2006"
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