The number of women having babies has fallen for the first time in nearly 10 years, according to official figures.
The drop in pregnancies follows a 10-year baby boom which saw the population pass 61 million, according to the Office of National Statistics.
Pregnancy rates fell in all groups apart from those women aged over 40, who were conceiving at the same rate of 12.6 per 1,000, figures from between 2007 and 2008 show.
The biggest fall was in women under 20, where the numbers getting pregnant dropped by 2.8%, from 61.7 to 60.0 conceptions per thousand women aged 15-19.
Meanwhile, pregnancies resulting in a birth remained at 78%.
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