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C-Sections Rise, Teen Birth Rate Falls in 2008

Teen birth rates are down, but more older women are having babies. Credit: Getty Images Americans had fewer babies in 2008, but more of them were delivered by cesarean section -- up to nearly a third, and more of them were born to older...A survey also found that the the number of women between 40 and 49 having babies went up.

British Woman, 59, Pursues Infertility Treatments

Susan Tollefson gave birth at 57. Credit: Jenny Goodall, Solo / ZUMA Press
A 59-year-old London woman and the mother of a 2-year-old may just be the oldest UK citizen to ever be offered in-virto fertilization. Government guidelines in ...

Advertising for an egg donor on the bus

When I saw the headline of this article, my immediate reaction was "Yuck. That's pretty tacky." But then I read the entire page, and felt deep sympathy for a British woman so desperate for a child she took out ads for an egg donor on 50 London buses....

Baby shower for fourth child? What is the etiquette?

One of my dear friends is expecting her fourth child at the grand old age of 42. The doctors keep mentioning her Advanced Maternal Age. This baby was not planned, but they are thrilled with their unexpected gift. And her friends, including me, want t...

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