More women are waiting to have kids. What is driving this trend?

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More women are waiting to have kids. What is driving this trend?

August 17, 2018

Many mothers are waiting to have kids; and that trend is particularly true in the Northwest. 

Seattle is leading the statistical push toward older first-time moms. In this article, Dr. Edith Cheng, who is the medical director UW Medical Center's Maternal and Infant Care Center and the Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Therapy Program, talks about the trend with Seattle Times reporter Guy Balk. 

“It’s not uncommon for me to have patients come in and say, ‘Well, I want to have my first child in my early 30s, and I want to be finished by the time I’m 37,’ “ Cheng notes in the article. 

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