Decline in U.S. births appears to be leveling off, report finds

After plummeting for the past four years, the falling birth rate in the United States appears to have leveled off, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The number of babies born in 2012 was just less than four million, only a few hundred less than the number born in 2011, the report revealed. Experts say this data suggests that couples are no longer scared about having children because of the economy or other factors.

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