In the same period covered by the data, the number of births to mothers just past their teens dropped dramatically from 771 to 197.
Data indicated that the number of children currently born to mothers who have completed the age of 45 in Denmark is higher compared to the number of children born to mothers in their late teens.
Since 2012, the number of births to mothers over the age of 45 has increased from 128 to 220. In the same period, the number of births to mothers just past adolescence has decreased significantly from 771 to 197.
These recent data brought some pleasure to the medical workers, but they expressed their concern as they warned women not to wait too long to have children because it might cause various complications for both the mother and the child.
Hana Paludan is 46 years old, and she was able to give birth to her son, Leo, who is 3 and a half years old today.
“Once the pregnancy happened… it was absolutely amazing,” Paludan said. “I’m definitely a better mom at this, and I’m better than I might have been 10 or 15 years ago.”
Soren Zippi, Senior Physician in the Reproductive Biology Laboratory at Regshospitalet, explained: “It is wonderful when a woman succeeds in getting pregnant with age, but you must be aware of the fact that every time someone succeeds in conceiving a child, perhaps one in 100 will fail in return.” Or 200 or maybe a thousand in making it happen.”
Hana Paludan considered that some mothers may succeed in becoming mothers at the age of twenty, and this is the correct rule in general, but the matter may not be suitable for everyone.