Millennials: Baby making machines
A new study by the National Center for Health Statistics, found that 1.3 million millennial women gave birth for the first time in 2015, according to analysis by the Pew Research Center. The data shows these births raised the total number of U.S. women in this generation who have become mothers to more than 16 million.
That's right. Millions of millennial women got busy making babies. (say that three times fast!)
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Millennial women (born from 1981 to 1997) made up 82 percent of U.S. births in 2015.
Although more of these women are giving birth for the first time, the report also found that millennial women are still waiting longer to become parents than the previous generation.
It's important to note that this increase in first births is not unique to millennials. It has been a trend since at least 1970, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
Millennials think they make great parents
In the 2015 survey, half of millennial parents (52%) said they are doing a very good job as a parent, compared with 43% of Gen X parents and 41% of Boomer parents.
In fact, millennial moms were more likely to say they were doing a "very good" job at parenting than other moms and dads.