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Number of women over 50 giving birth 'has doubled'

The number of women giving birth over the age of 50 has doubled since 2008.

Figures show three new babies a week are born to mothers in their fifties, despite the greater risk of developing complications during pregnancy.

Naomi Gryn, who had her daughter Sadie Joy at 51, told BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire that meeting her partner later in life and recurrent miscarriages meant she was unable to have a child sooner.

The Department for Health said they had hired 1,500 midwives and were training 5,000 more to help with the growing trend.

  • 31 Mar 2014
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