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  1. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    My spouse and I adopted our children several years ago. We've not reached out to other Fost/Adopt families, but I am now in need of connecting with other mothers. I am of "Advanced Maternal Age" as they say. We are not raising our kids religiously and are lacking a support system. I thought...
  2. Unassisted Childbirth
    HI! I'm new to the group. I'm approximately 9 weeks and I want to make sure I do this safely and I don't freak my husband out. I'd love to hear some experience talking. I do have a story. I'm 45. This will be my fourth child. My older children are 20, 21 and 22 years old. Yes, this baby is a...
  3. Green Goods
    New research suggests that being 'older moms' may boost your memory as you age! Through the last several decades, the average age a woman gave birth has risen. In 1972, the average age of a new mom was 21; in 2018, it was 26. And experts believe that age will continue to rise as more and more...
  4. Baby
    The average age of first-time mothers is on the rise in the United States. One study suggests that this might not be such a bad thing. In 1970, the mean age of a first-time mother in the United States was 21 years old. Fast forward nearly five decades and that number has gone up substantially...
  5. Other
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released new data that shows for the first time in more than three decades, more women in their 30s are having babies than women in their 20s. The CDC tracks data about birth rates and ages, among other things, and says that for...
  6. Toddler & Child
    New research says that being an 'older mom' (over the age of 35 according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) may lead to parenting skills that result in better-behaved children. More and more, being an 'older mom' is not such an anomaly. Whether it's because more women...
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