Home Health Parents News Now U.S. Birth Rate Hits Record Low U.S. Birth Rate Hits Record Low By Holly Lebowitz Rossi November 29, 2012 Advertisement Save Pin FB More Tweet Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print shutterstock_111643082-1 30047 "That's the lowest since such reliable record collection began in 1920 and close to half the birth rate in 1957, amid the Baby Boom years. The overall number of births declined 7 percent from 2007 to 2010. During this period, U.S.-born women saw a 5 percent birth-rate decline, while there was a 13 percent drop in births to immigrants. The drop was even more dramatic for Mexican immigrant women, at 23 percent. Despite the recent dip, foreign-born mothers still give birth to a disproportionate share of the nation's newborns, a trend that has persisted over the past two decades. The birth rate for immigrant women in 2010 was 87.8 per 1,000 births, compared with 58.9 per 1,000 births for American-born women. And although only 13 percent of the U.S. population was foreign-born in 2010, immigrant births accounted for 23 percent of all newborns that year, according to the Pew Research Center." Image: Pregnant woman, via Shutterstock By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB More Tweet Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment U.S. Birth Rate Hits Record Low Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.