Some women unaware of delayed motherhood risks

November 20, 2008 2:17:46 PM PST
Many women are waiting until later in life to become mothers. It's a trend that's been going on for some time. But new research reveals they may not be fully aware of the consequences.

The report in the journal Fertility and Sterility Found women often did not know that older age increases the risk of certain pregnancy complications and many had too much faith in the success of in vitro fertilization.

Researchers note only 25 to 30 percent of women in their 20's and 30's give birth after IVF treatment. Among women older than 40, the success rate is closer to 10 percent.


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