New moms getting older

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - New moms in this country are getting older.

The government says the number of women 35 or older giving birth for the first time has increased dramatically over the last 40 years. In 2006, 1 out of 12 first-born babies had mothers who were 35 or older.  In 1970, only 1 out 100 babies had moms this age.

The figures are from the National Center for Health Statistics, a unit of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.