The State of Fertility Report
The U.S. birth rate hit an all-time low in 2016 as the number of women under age 30 having children fell. Yet, more women over 30, especially between 40 and 44 years old, are having children. The changing cultural norms, trends in postponing parenthood, and increasingly sophisticated fertility treatments may be creating a misconception — one that’s devastating for many — that becoming a mother later in life is easy. By pulling together several expert interviews, a new Healthline survey of 1,214 people, and Healthline’s proprietary search and social data, we’ve developed a comprehensive overview of the current fertility landscape. In this report, Healthline explores how American parenthood is drastically changing — and how it will continue to evolve over the next few years.