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Pregnant at 47? She Enjoyed Every Minute

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Active context: desktop,  Jan 24, 2012

Becoming pregnant at age 47 wasn't a worry for Robin Brussel. "I enjoyed every minute of being pregnant," she said. Still, it was a surprise. "I thought I was going through pre-menopause," she said. "It just happened." Many pregnancies later in life tend to be through in vitro fertilization, but statistics are vague because record keepers often don't distinguish between natural and assisted conceptions such as in vitro fertilization. The National Vital Statistics Report, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the number of women having children after age 45 is the only U.S. birth rate that has increased, trending upward since 1992. Other ages for birth rates have decreased.

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