More women than ever are waiting to have kids.

By Marisa Cohen
July 24, 2017

If there seems to be a lot more new moms who touch up their roots and reminisce about 90s sitcoms, here’s why: According to data just released by the CDC, the rate of women having babies in their 30s and 40s continues to increase, while births by women in their 20s declined and teen births plummeted 9 percent last year, hitting a record low.

Having a baby later in life definitely has some challenges—you are more likely to have a complicated pregnancy and delivery, and that endless reserve of energy you had in your 20s may be somewhat depleted—but there are plenty of reasons to embrace being an older mom.

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