Emma's Diary

Emma's Diary

June 16, 2010 19:00 ET

40+ Baby Boom on the Rise as More Women Choose to Be Older Mums

An Increasing Number of Women Are Having Their Babies Over the Age of 40

MARLOW, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) - According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) the number of over 40s giving birth has doubled over the last decade and pregnancy website Emma's Diary has noted a growing number of requests for information about later motherhood.

The Emma's Diary website provides women with advice on pregnancy and information on everything from cravings to birth plans, tracing both the physical and lifestyle changes for mums-to-be from preconception to labour.

They have a huge number of expectant mums who religiously follow the diary online for expert advice on having a baby and it is becoming increasingly apparent that more women are asking questions about becoming a mum later on in life.

The figures from the ONS do not shed light on the reasons for these expectant mums choosing to wait until their forties to start a family, but generally the most popular reasons appear to be finance, finding the right partner, being in a second significant relationship and timing.

The myth still persists that all women who fall pregnant at an older age are career-obsessed and making a last attempt to have a baby before their fertility ends. But the reality is very different, with many women choosing to have a baby later on because they want to be in a position to provide for them better as well as having more time to dedicate to motherhood. Some are in a new relationship and already have children from a previous one, but want to have more children with their new partner.

Whatever the reason, Emma's Diary is on hand to offer advice, support and also free baby stuff! By joining Emma's Diary, mums can receive useful money-off vouchers and special offers to help prepare for their new arrival because whatever your age, becoming a parent is a costly business.

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