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Important Facts About Pregnancy After Age 35

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It’s becoming far more common

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There’s been a jump in women in their late thirties and forties having babies. One reason for this is the accessibility of new fertility technologies that are extending women’s childbearing years. There’s egg freezing, the market for donor eggs, and things like IUI and IVF that are changing the game (though it also comes with some sticky situations with the law like we mentioned here). Additionally, women’s goals and overall outlook on life has shifted dramatically since our grandmothers’ youths. Women are no longer confined to the house or taught to aspire to a good marriage only. Instead women are seeking higher education, high status jobs, and are delaying starting families.

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