A new report from the Center for Disease Control finds Americans aren’t making enough babies to replace the population, however one
The latest report from the CDC shows that the
The CDC offered no explanation for the drop but Marissa Barberio-Saas, family nurse practitioner with WVU Obstetrics & Gynecology, says there could be various factors for the countrywide decline.
“Women are waiting to have children, they are furthering their education and entering the workplace. Maybe (they) want to be more economically stable before they have children,” said Barberio-Saas.
trend she has noticed in the believes another possible reason for the decline is the drop in teen pregnancies, aBarberio-Saas
“I think one of the major factors has been access to birth control and education that goes along with it. I think we see a lot of teenagers that do come in requesting family planning services,” said Barberio-Saas.
The new report also broke down 2017’s fertility rates by state,
“Locally I don’t think that translates to what we are seeing. Locally our birth rate is stable and hasn’t changed in the last few years,” said Barberio-Saas.