Birth Rate

U.S. Births Up After Years Of DeclineIt appears as though the baby recession really is over. Newly released preliminary figures show that U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years.
Nearly All States See Drop In Teen Births, But TX Still Leads NationThe teen birth rates in Texas fell by some 24-percent over the last five years, but the Lone Star State still has the highest number of teen births in the nation, with nearly 43,000 in 2011.
BPA In Pregnant Women Might Affect Kids' BehaviorExposure to the chemical bisphenol-A before birth could affect girls' behavior at age 3, according to the latest study on potential health effects of the compound used in the manufacturing of some plastic drink bottles and food can linings.
Slow Economy Leading To Fewer Births, Hospitals SayAs the economy continues to limp along, it’s having effects in seemingly unrelated areas.
Teen Birth Rate At All-Time Low; Economy CitedThe U.S. teen birth rate hit an all-time low in 2009 — a decline that experts say is partly because of the economy. The birth rate for teenagers fell to 39 births per 1,000 girls, ages 15 through 19.