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Massachusetts is a state of older moms. The average age of a first-time mother here is the highest in the nation — almost 31, according to the CDC.

Waiting to have your first child later in life can add pressure to have a second, if you want one, soon after.

WBUR CommonHealth Editor Carey Goldberg spoke with Maria Garcia about some new research on 'pregnancy spacing' and health risks.

This segment aired on October 31, 2018.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.

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Maria Garcia Twitter Senior Editor, The ARTery
Maria Garcia is the senior editor of The ARTery, WBUR's Arts and Culture Team.

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Jamie Bologna Twitter Producer/Director, Radio Boston
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