Average Age of First-time Mothers Was 31.23 Years 女性國人生育第1胎 平均年齡31.23歲

According to statistics, the average age of first-time mothers was 31.23 years in 2021, an increase of 0.14 years from the year before. There were also 563 women over the age of 45 that give birth last year. Doctors say pregnancy and birth defect risks go up with the mother's age.


Entertainers Renzo Liu and Joyce Chao recently welcomed a baby girl after one unsuccessful round of artificial insemination, two unsuccessful rounds of in vitro and one miscarriage. “Why are you eating Daddy's hand? It's so funny. How fierce.”

Many women prefer to focus on their jobs in the prime childbearing years. According to Ministry of the Interior statistics, the average age of first-time mothers in Taiwan rose from 31 in 2019 to 31.23 in 2021, a year-on-year increase that was a five-year high. The number of women who gave birth at over 35 years old also rose to 31.63 percent and the number of women over 45 years old that gave birth last year also increased to 563. The Ministry of Health and Welfare expanded its fertility treatment subsidy program last year, resulting in 2,600 births in one year.

Chen Li-juan, Specialist, Maternal and Child Health Division, HPA: “We have received 42,642 qualifying applications to date. Of this number, 28,139 were approved for the subsidy. As of July 11, 2022, 2,318 married couples have delivered 2,604 children.”

Lai Tsung-hsuan, Director, Assisted Reproductive Center, Cathay General Hospital: “In-vitro fertilization is not without challenges. It's like when a student has to pass a first test and then pass a second test. As far as survival rate goes, there generally aren't "rejected" embryos. There are only "better" embryos.”

According to national statistics, the in vitro embryo implantation survival rate is close to 50 percent for women under 35 and less than 20 percent for women over 41. Doctors say the risk of pregnancy complications, underweight birth, chromosomal abnormalities and birth defects goes up with the mother's age and anyone thinking about undergoing fertility treatments should start as soon as possible.

 

 

開心親吻著女兒,與大家分享喜悅,歷經1次人工受孕、2次試管失敗、1次胎停後,藝人劉亮佐和趙小僑,在7月5日終於迎來女兒「典典寶寶」。「嘿,妳為什麼吃爹地的手,太好笑了,好兇猛喔。」

現代雙薪家庭普遍,不少女性為了事業黃金期,往往會選擇將生育年齡往後,根據內政部的統計,自108年國內生育第1胎的生母平均年齡突破31歲後,去年已來到31.23歲,較前1年增加0.14歲,增幅為近5年新高。此外,去年35歲以上的高齡產婦佔比也攀升至31.63%,45歲以上的超高齡產婦更增為563人。因應遲婚晚育現象,衛福部去年擴大不孕症治療補助方案,1年以來已成功催生超過2600名嬰兒。

國健署婦幼健康組簡任技正陳麗娟表示:「這個資格審查通過的,目前有42642案,那其中有28139件已經提出了,通過補助費用的一個審查,111年的7月11日,目前有2318對的夫妻,她成功生下了2604名的嬰兒。」

國泰醫院生殖醫學中心主任賴宗炫說明:「體外培養對胚胎來講,本身也是一個就是考驗,就好像我們這個學生,要經過第1次段考、第2次段考,這個胚胎在體外培養的時候,也要經過這些關卡,那存活的下來的,那一般來講,沒有被淘汰的胚胎,就是比較好的胚胎。」

但從國健署人工生殖施行結果分析報告也顯示,35歲以下女性做試管嬰兒療程,其胚胎植入週期活產率接近5成,41歲以上則不到2成,因此醫師也提醒,準媽媽年齡越高,妊娠併發症風險或胎兒低出生體重、染色體異常或其他先天缺陷疾病的風險也越高,想要接受治療還是得盡早。

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