Women can stop talking about biological clocks now

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The number of women having kids over 35 is growing rapidly. Time to take the pressure off.

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New stats have found women are increasingly waiting until their late thirties to start a family.

Data from America shows the average age of women giving birth for the first time has continuously risen over the last 40 years, and since 2000, the number of women having kids after 35 has dramatically risen.

But what about that very loud biological clock blighting our daily lives? Shouldn't we all be panicking and hunting out sperm?

Well - no actually.

"A healthy 40 year old can have a much less risky pregnancy than a healthy 28 year old," says Dr. Rebecca Starck, chair of the department of regional obstetrics and gynaecology at Cleveland Clinic.

Starck says the key to a healthy pregnancy over 35 is down to women taking care of their bodies; Good food, stopping harmful behaviours like smoking and a healthy lifestyle, reports Time.

Of course the risks are still there. Like any part of our bodies, women are born with a limited supply of eggs, which age with us. As we get older, the eggs become more likely to have problems.

"That being said, many women in these advance maternal age groups will do just great," says Dr. Starck.

"While we do watch them more carefully, we don't want people to fear that they absolutely can't and shouldn't get pregnant after age 35. It's not an absolute risk, it's a relative risk."

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