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Older women 'have more surprise pregnancies than teens'

Women in their 40s are having more unplanned pregnancies than girls in their teens and 20s, a survey from a parenting website found. One in five of the over 40 women quizzed by Netmums said their baby was a surprise.

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1/4 of 40+ women 'fell pregnant in first month of trying'

Some 23.6% of women over the age of 40 managed to conceive in the first month of trying for a baby, a fertility and pregnancy survey has found.

According to Netmums:

  • A further 19% fell pregnant after three months of trying.
  • Over half (53.9%) were with child after six months.
  • Fertility experts have warned women fertility plunges after the age of 35, but of the 3,151 women quizzed by Netmums, 70% said they disagreed.

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