Pregnant over 40 – the age of many mothers remarkable

The number of newborns has risen in Germany: More than 787.500 children were born in the past year, the light of the world. The approximately 2600 children are more than 2017, so the information of the Federal Statistical office. But not only the increase in births in the Federal Republic of Germany has been causing a stir, the age of the mothers at birth, according to the statisticians, “remarkable”.

Career is often more important than the desire to have children

Because in addition to the number of births, the average age of the parturients have increased At about 42.800 births, five percent of all births in 2018, was the mother 40 years or older. Thus, the number of the mothers has mothers quadrupled beyond the 40 since 1990. About 40, 30 years ago, came to 1000 women, 23 children , the value in 2018 amounted to 88 children per 1000 women.

This can have various reasons. For a medical progress: Artificial insemination and hormone therapies make it possible today for older women to become a mother. In addition, the professional activity of women has an impact on their family planning. Because today, more women are employed full-time, slips of the desire to have children in favor of their own career to the back. Although the medicine is now Mature enough, the delay caused, women over 40 in your pregnancy at a higher risk than younger women. From the age of 35 years, Doctors automatically from a high-risk pregnancy.

Hamburg, Bremen and Berlin can enjoy the blessing of Children

Other than the age of mothers has not changed the average number of children per woman. On average, a woman brings in Germany – as in the previous year to 1.57 children for the world. However, regional differences are observed: In the state of Brandenburg and lower Saxony, the total fertility rate is 1.62, in Berlin only at 1.45.

Still was able to enjoy the capital in the past year, a blessing of Children: 1,000 women eleven newborn came in 2018 in Berlin. Just like in Bremen. The leader is in Hamburg, here are twelve babies for every 1,000 women.

Source: Federal Statistical Office, Twitter

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