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The Brood: Are the 40-something parents alright?




Nearly 4 million babies were born last year. Preliminary data from the CDC show that the U.S. birth rate increased last year for the first time since 2007.
Nearly 4 million babies were born last year. Preliminary data from the CDC show that the U.S. birth rate increased last year for the first time since 2007.
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According to the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, the number of first-time moms aged 35 and older is nine times higher now than it was in the 1970s.

Older dads are more common, too. 

How's it going for 40-somethings as they take on parenthood? According to writer Emma-Kate Symons, not particularly well.

Symons joined Take Two to discuss her recent piece for Quartz titled "The fortysomething parents are not alright."

To hear the full interview with Emma-Kate Symons, click the link above.



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