Is It OK To Have Your First Baby After Age 35? What Are The Most Common Risks And How To Reduce Them
More women are having their first baby later in life
Pregnancy is something a woman needs to be very well-prepared for, both physically and emotionally. These days, more and more women choose to have their first baby later in life. The CDC presents very interesting figures: in 1973, about 1.7 in 1,000 women had their first baby between ages 35 and 39. In 2012, about 11 in 1,000 women in the same age group gave birth for the first time. Getting pregnant for the first time later in life is also becoming more common in women aged 40 and older.