US birth rate is dropping, but other countries have it much worse

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The fertility rate in the U.S. is on the decline, but many other countries have much lower numbers.

According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. rate dropped to 62.3 births per 1,000 women, the lowest level since the government started keeping track in 1909.

We don't know exactly why fertility rates are falling in America, but experts have some ideas. Many women have started getting pregnant later in life, and the birth rate among teenagers has fallen.

Celebrity babies born this year:

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Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel's newborn son, Anacã, is just too cute for words!

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Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian welcomed a baby girl, Dream, this past November.

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Actress Olivia Wilde gave birth to her second child -- a girl! This cute kiddo's name is Daisy.

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Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine welcomed their first child back in September. And just like other celeb parents, they chose an especially unique name -- Dusty Rose Levine.

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Megan Fox gave birth to baby No. 3, Journey River, back in August with her husband Brian Austin Green. 

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After troubles with conceiving, "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Meghan King Edmonds welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world, Aspen.

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Actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell welcomed her bundle of joy, Hunter Zion, into the world in November.

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"The Newsroom" actress Alison Pill revealed she had "so much to be thankful for" after giving birth to Wilder Grace Leonard in November.

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Angela Simmons is a new momma to this adorable tyke, who she named Sutton. He was born back in October.

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Kerry Washington gave birth to baby No. 2 back in October, but she has yet to share a photo with her bundle of joy. Here she is at the Met Gala back in May showing off her baby bump.

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Actress Blake Lively is certainly the most glamorous pregnant women we've ever seen! The "Gossip Girl" star recently gave birth to her second daughter, she and husband Ryan Reynolds have yet to disclose the name.

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Tatyana Ali welcomed son Edward Aszard back in September. By the looks of this photo, the "Fresh Prince" actress is totally lovin' motherhood!

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It was love at first sight for "Mean Girls" star Lacey Chabert and her sweet baby girl Julia Mimi Bella.

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Former Playboy Playmate Holly Madison gave birth to a cute baby boy named Forest Leonard back in August.

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed baby No. 2 -- a boy -- in early December. The couple has remained tight-lipped about their bundle of joy's name.

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Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling kept news of baby No. 2 under wraps for nearly the entire pregnancy. Three weeks after the news broke, the actress gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Amada Lee.

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Anne Hathaway has grown up right before our eyes. The "Princess Diaries" star welcomed a baby boy with husband Adam Shulman in March. They named their cute tyke Jonathan Rosebanks.

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Eddie Redmayne and wife Hannah Bagshawe welcomed their first daughter, Iris Mary, on June 15. 

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It seems like fatherhood suits "One Direction" member Louis Tomlison. The 24-year-old singer is seen here with his cute son, Freddie Reign.

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In a rare "Bachelor" success story, Catherine and Sean Lowe not only found love with each other, but with an adorable tyke named Samuel Thomas!

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The U.S. Census Bureau says the falling fertility rate probably won't shrink the population in the long term. It is still predicting the U.S. will reach 400 million people by 2051.

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But it's a different story in other parts of the world.

Singapore's rate sits at 8.4 births per 1,000 people. A few years ago, the government started offering people financial incentives to get pregnant, and Mentos mints released a promotional video to hopefully kickstart the country's baby-making.

In the mid-2000s, Russia took it one step further with "Conception Day," where citizens got the day off of work so they could ... you know. Bonus: If you had a baby nine months later, you could get a prize. Sexy.

But in Russia's case, it must be working. A few years after that program began, the nation's birth rate started going up.


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