More women getting pregnant after 30 than in 20s for first time

Figures from England and Wales show long-term rise in pregnancies to women over 30

The number of pregnancies among women aged 30 and above in England and Wales has surpassed the number among women in their 20s for the first time since records began, the latest figures show.

The long-term rise in pregnancies to older women, which have more than doubled for those aged 40 and over since 1990, has been driven by women spending more time in education and in work, and by the rising opportunity costs of childbearing, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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Source: The Guardian
More women getting pregnant after 30 than in 20s for first time