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After 7 Years, US Birth Rate On The Rise

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Yep, you read that right: The US birth rate is on the rise. We know you're used to us reporting about how it's falling, but a recent CDC study found that 2014 rates were up 1 percent from 2013. And nobody appreciates baby steps more than we do. Why is such a small increase significant?... Read more

Family Size on the Rise for Highly Educated Women

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Highly-educated women (think postgrads and beyond) are going against the grain. While studies show the US birth rate continues to shrink, especially among millennials, a new Pew Research Center analysis shows women with a higher education are actually having more kids. Over the last two decades, the number of educated women... Read more

What’s the Most Popular Month to Have a Baby?

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced its annual stats on births -- there were about 3,958,000 babies born in the US in 2012. That's about the same as 2011's 3,953,593 babies. The fact that the birth rate hasn't changed much from year to year is significant because the birth rate Read more

Dangerously Low U.S. Fertility Rate Causes Concern for the Future of Our Country

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Less and less men and women are becoming parents, a U.S. fertility study reveals. Birth rates in the United States are at their lowest level since 1920. A University of Southern California study released last month reported an unprecedented decline in California's child population. The number, researchers admit, "will pose significant challenges for... Read more

More Older Women are Getting Pregnant — Younger Women, Not So Much

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It’s been a growing trend for a while now and a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics shows that younger women are still delaying pregnancy, while higher numbers of older women are getting pregnant. The pregnancy rate for women in their early 20s decreased by 18 percent from 1990 to 2008,... Read more