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Delaying Pregnancy Due to Recession

Study Says Women Delaying Pregnancy Due to Economy

What baby boom? Just because some news reports suggest that women are cutting back on their birth control due to budgetary restraints doesn't mean they're trying to get pregnant. A new study shows that ladies are putting off pregnancy as a result of the recession. According to the non-profit Guttmacher Institute, 44 percent of working-class women are delaying bringing children into their lives, with 31 percent conceiving later than planned and 28 percent having fewer children than planned. The study, which surveyed women between 18 and 34 with annual household incomes of less than $75,000, also found that 29 percent of respondents agreed with the statement, "With the economy the way it is, I am more careful than I used to be about using contraception every time I have sex."

Though the report surveyed a national representation of women, I'm still seeing babies and bellies everywhere. Do you agree with the findings or are you experiencing a boom around you?

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