Early labor

Mothers in the U.S. are getting younger

Mothers in the U.S. are the second-youngest in the developed world on average, after Mexico. Though the age of giving birth in the States has been rising for years, largely due to increased participation of women in the labor force, things have taken a decided dip: in 2009, the latest conducted study, the average age of a new mother was 25. Mexico's mothers tipped in in at 21 years of age, and women from Germany and Britain were the oldest, at 30.

Read it at the New York Times

July 2, 2013 5:02 PM