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Birth Rates Reflect Women Postponing Motherhood

In recent decades, as birth rates among women in their 20s have fallen, more women in their 30s and 40s have been having babies. This shift toward postponing motherhood is one trend fueling interest in fertility-preserving technologies such as egg freezing.

Births per 1,000 women, 1985-2013

SOURCE: National Vital Statistics Reports, National Center for Health Statistics

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