Advantages And Risks Of Becoming A Mother After 40

More and more people are having kids in the later years of their lives. Everyone has a different reason for waiting to have children. Most people want to put their career before family while there are other reasons such as not being in a stable enough relationship, or wanting to live life enough before having kids, or simply not being ready. However, there are many risks and advantages to becoming a mother after the age of 40.

Advantages

The Lifespan Increases

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Studies have shown that getting pregnant after the age of 30 increases the lifespan of the women. The women who have their last child before the age of 29 cut their chances of living until 95 years to half. The reason behind this could also be genetic.

The Risk Of Cognitive Decreases

A study showed that there is a connection between the last pregnancy that occurs at a later age and women’s better postmenopausal cognition. A series of tests were conducted on a bunch of different women and their brain’s workings were studied.

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