It’s Official: Women in Their 30s Are Having More Babies Than Those in Their 20s
Modern baby-making times, they are a-changing: According to a new report from the CDC, for the first time ever, women in their 30s are officially having more babies than women in their 20s. (Cue the deep sociological dive.)
Yep, the findings are based on an initial review of all the birth and death certificates filed across the U.S. last year and could actually contradict the widely held belief that later pregnancies are riskier than having kids earlier in life.
As for the average age of first-time mothers, that also increased to 28, a whopping two-year jump since 2014.
The bottom line: To each their own, of course, but this certainly takes at least some of the pressure off, right?