Fewer Women Are Having Babies Than Ever Before

August 10, 2016

(The Atlantic) – Even while the rate of baby production is at an all-time low, the U.S. population is so large that the absolute number of babies is greater than it was even just a decade ago. And while the fertility rate among women under age 30 is decreasing, pregnancies among women between 30 and 44 still are going up, partly due to IVF and other reproductive technology. The national population is still growing rapidly, too; CDC projects that by 2060, the number will jump from 319 million to 417 million.