Mothers are older, smoking less and having healthy babies
The number of Australian women giving birth after the age of 34 is continuing to increase. In 2019, there were more than 76,000 babies born to mothers aged 35 or over, compared to almost 69,000 in 2009 and 42,000 births in 1999.
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The AIHW is monitoring the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and welfare of Australians.