Is it OK to be pregnant at 53? New York Magazine looks at Parents of a Certain Age.
Births are booming to women 45 or older, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Affluent women in their 50s are using donor eggs to give birth.
Nearly a quarter of adopted children in the U.S. have parents who are 45 and older.
“Since 2008, birthrates among women overall have declined 4 percent, as families put childbearing on hold while they ride out hard times. But among women over 40, birthrates have increased. Among women ages 45 to 49, they’ve risen 17 percent.”