For the sixth straight year the number of births in the U.S. declined. Since 2007 the birthrate have dropped 10 percent.
The report doesn’t count childbearing in women 44 and older in the general fertility rate, but noted that there were 0.8 births for every 1,000 women between the ages of 45 – 49, reflecting a 14% increase when compared to 2012. Most pregnancies in women over 40 are achieved using assisted reproductive technologies.
In 2014 the use of embryo adoption as an option for achieving pregnancy and growing a family increased by more than 50% in some programs. The National Embryo Donation Center is expecting the birth of its 500th embryo adopted baby in early 2015!
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