CDC Finds More New Moms Over 45
If you’re currently pregnant and in your 40s, new research suggests you’re far from alone. Later-stage motherhood is becoming more common. From 2021 to 2022, the number of births to women in this age group rose by 12%, the first change in this rate in almost a decade. Thanks to increased improvements in fertility treatments like IUI and IVF, and the fact that these options are more likely to be covered by insurance or employers, women who want to become mothers later in life can now more easily do so—without racing against the clock.
Being labeled as “advanced maternal age” may not feel that great, but it can be taken as a good thing. “While it may make patients feel anxious that they are being treated as having a higher risk pregnancy due to their age, ultimately, I think it is beneficial,” says Dr. Lucky Sekhon.
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