The number of women over 50 who are having babies has more than doubled in five years. Every week around three children are born to a mother in her fifties, the latest figures show. The dramatic increase in births to older women will deepen fears over the health of both the mothers and their babies. Full story >>
A birth is the time when a baby is born or the process of being born. • The baby weighed three kilos at birth. • John was present at the birth of both his children.