Study: Older, unmarried, educated moms on rise

Nicki Bunting, 29, of Potomac, Md., sits with her 5-month-old son Cooper at the grave of his father Army Capt. Brian "Bubba" Bunting at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Sunday, April 11, 2010. Capt. Bunting died from a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan on Feb. 24, 2009, not knowing his wife was pregnant with Cooper, their second child. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

May 6, 2010 5:32:58 AM PDT
New mothers in the U.S. are increasingly older and better educated than they were two decades ago, according to a study on the state of American motherhood released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.