Maybe the women are hearing their biological clocks ticking louder! In any case, Congrats to all the women and Canada! source pregnancy canada fertility statistics pregnancy weekly pregnant
Canada's total fertility rate in 2005 was 1.54 children per woman, an increase from 1.53 in the previous year and the highest rate since 1998. This is still well below what is known as the replacement level fertility (2.1 children per woman).
In total, 342,176 babies were born in 2005, up 1.5% from the previous year. This growth rate was more than double the 0.6% increase in 2004.
In 2005, the number of births was the highest since 1998, when 342,418 babies were born in Canada. The number of births dropped to a 55-year low in 2000. Since then, the number of births has gone up every year except 2002.
As of 2001, most babies were born to parents belonging to the echo generation (the children of baby boomers), who were already in their prime childbearing years.
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So, there you have it! Eat peanuts and possibly avoid allergies. The House of Lords committee (I like saying that) is due to be published next week. Click here to continue reading... pregnancy peanuts allergies infant house of lords pregnancy weekly asthma healthy pregnancy
The science and technology committee's allergy report found that nut allergies were extremely low in countries where children are weaned on peanuts.
'It is quite striking that the increase in peanut allergies is rather in step with the increasing Government advice not to expose tiny children to them,' said Lord May of Oxford. 'In Israel, where peanuts are quite commonly found in baby food, there has been no increase in peanut allergies.