New study shows age matters when it comes to birth
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A new study consisting of nearly 40,000 births among first-time mothers indicates that age is a factor in pregnancy.
The results concluded:
- Babies born to teenagers have a higher risk of premature birth
- Babies born to women in their 40s have the highest risk of caesarean sections and birth defects.
- C-section rates increased with age.
- 54 percent of first-time mothers 40 and older had C-sections.
The method of delivery had no effect on birth outcomes in first-time mothers in their 20s and 30s – who make up about 75 percent of first-time births.
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