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Friday, August 14, 2009

Statistically Speaking...

From the National Center for Health Statistics:

Of the 4,058,814 babies born in the United States in 2000,

452,057 were to women 35 to 39

90,013 to women 40 to 44

4,349 to women 45 to 49

255 to women 50 to 54.

Previous generations saw even higher birthrates for older moms -- for instance in 1960 the birthrate for women 40 to 44 was more than twice the current rate.

These days more first babies are being born to older mothers, with women over age 30 accounting for 24 percent of all first-time mothers in 2000. More twins and triplets are being born to older mothers, with multiple birthrates rising steadily for women over 40 and 45. In 2000, 40 percent of all births to women 50 and older were twins or triplets.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest spontaneous pregnancy in modern times occurred in a woman who delivered when she was aged 57 years, 120 days.

Bottom Line: It's the Lord Who opens and closes the womb and if He wants to bless you with a baby, He can do it REGARDLESS of your age! Just remember Sarah.
** from shelaughed.com **

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