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In 2000 there were 255 births to women 50 to 54

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, November 04, 2006 | 0 comments

According to the most recent figures from the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention; in 2000 there were 255 births nationwide to women ages 50 to 54, up from 174 in 1999. The CDC does not keep statistics on births to women past the age of 54; therefore, it is quite possible that the numbers are higher.


The incidence of twins increases for women over the age of 35 and even more if you are over 50.


I can't help wondering just how many over 50 donor egg (DE) deliveries there really are each year. Interestingly, the US stats have started keeping track of 50-54 year olds in their annual birth stats, but nothing over 54. I know that there have been births to woman older than 54 (like the 57 year old who had twins in NYC last year). Of course, none of those statistics identify DE vs other type of conception.


Comparable trend data are not available for women aged 50-54 years, but in 1999 more than a third of births (34 percent) to women in the oldest age group were born in a twin delivery.


Most graying moms do just fine, and so do their babies.
"In our experience with the older mothers — 40, 45, even 50 years old — there have been no long-term health consequences," says Dr. Andrei Rebarber, a maternal and fetal health expert at NYU Medical Center.


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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost our precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted there will be no more babies in our house.

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