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The average age when an American woman has her first child is increasing.

The Albany Daily Star reports that researchers say that the average age of a first-time mom increased from 24 to 26 years over the last 15 years.

Study authors say that while the age of first births has been inching up for some time, there have been sharper increases since 2009.

Two trends behind the statistics include a decline in first births to women under 20 and an impact of older women having children.

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