A Steady Decline in Teen Pregnancies and An Upswing In Older Mums Is Responsible For Women Over 40 Having More Babies
Women over 40 are having more babies than those under 20 for the first time since World War Two.
A new report shows the fertility rate for women aged 40 and over has risen above that for the under-20s for the first time since 1947.
There were 15.2 live births per 1,000 women aged 40 and over in 2015
compared to 14.5 for those aged under 20.
In 1981, the rate was 4.9 for women aged 40 and over compared to 28.1 for women under 20, according to the Office for National Statistics.
It means the fertility rate among older women has more than trebled since 19