British Women Are Having Bushels Of Babies After 40Jessica G.2/28/08 9:30amFiled to: Baby BlabberFertilityHalle BerrySusan SarandonBabiesbauer-griffinConceptionmothers over 40146EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkMore babies are being born to women in their 40s than ever before, according to the Guardian. In Britain, that is. Apparently, our sisters across the pond are telling all those haters who niggle about their biological clocks to sod off: the conception rate among ages 40-44 is now 12.2 per 1,000 women, up from 11.5 the year before. In fact, in the past decade, conception among women there over 40 has risen 50%. (According to the CDC, in 2005, the U.S. had a conception rate of 9.1 per 1,000 among women in that age group, a figure has increased each year since 2000). Julie Bentley, the chief executive of the Family Planning Association, says: "The figures illustrate that the traditional approach of 'get married young and have children' isn't the reality for many British women... Improved education and career opportunities, different lifestyle choices and expectations mean their lives may take a different path."