More women over 50 are choosing to have babies later as rates soar by 300% in just 15 years

Mail Online | 6/9/2018 | Stephen Adams;Amy Iggulden For The Mail On Sunday
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Hundreds of babies each year are being born to women over 50, according to official figures.

The number of new mothers who have reached their half century has risen by more than 300 per cent compared to 15 years ago. The number of babies born to women aged 55 or over has soared tenfold over the same period.

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Figures also reveal that most get pregnant at foreign clinics before returning to the UK to give birth. Almost all have IVF using donor eggs from much younger women.

The data, covering England and Wales and produced by the Office for National Statistics for The Mail on Sunday, reveals:

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l The number of births to mums over 50 rose from 55 in 2001 to 238 in 2016;

l Just two women over 55 gave birth in 2001. In 2016, there were 20;

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l Between 2001 and 2016, there were 1,859 births to women over 50, including 153 to women over 55.

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