From the Guardian (Aug 21, 2016): “The rate of Texas women who died from complications related to pregnancy doubled from 2010 to 2014, a new study has found, for an estimated maternal mortality rate that is unmatched in any other state and
The CDC has issued its preliminary report on US birth data for 2015. Birth rates are down overall, driven by historic lows among younger women. But rates among women in their 30s and 40s continue to rise. Breaking it out by age:
Here’s an overview piece on current fertility research around later motherhood. Among the methods discussed, lab-grown eggs from stem cells (“Growing eggs in the lab like this would yield a great many eggs unaffected by age for older women trying
The Big Difference between Having Kids at 30 and 35 – from the Business Insider.
Here’s the updated chart for US birth rates by age of mother, adding in the recent CDC data for 2013. Click on it for a bigger view. As you can see, rates to women 15-29 continued to decline (though for 25-29
“Fertility Rate Stabilizes as the Economy Grows” — read the NY Times headline last month, over its report on the on the CDC preliminary report on births in 2012. They went to explain both that “an improving economy encouraged Americans to
The NY Times‘ Room for Debate online forum asked “Should women delay motherhood?” That’s a problematic question, presuming that “experts” know what women “should” do better than they do themselves. Here’s my reply along with those of six others: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/07/08/should-women-delay-motherhood/delayed-parenting-can-empower-women A Delay