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Kids of over-40 mums healthier, brighter

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, June 09, 2012 | 0 comments

Kids of over-40 mums healthier, brighter
Children born to mothers over 40 are less likely to have accidents or need hospital care and more likely to have been vaccinated early, as compared to those of younger women, a study has found.

They will also develop a broader vocabulary from a young age and achieve higher scores in IQ tests in a range of measures up to the age of five.

The research is good news for the rising numbers of mothers who are delaying motherhood.

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TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Hot Flashes Warm Bottles : First-Time Mothers Over FortyHot Flashes Warm Bottles : First-Time Mothers Over Forty
-- The first prescriptive and anecdotal guidebook for the multitudes of older moms, and distills the wisdom, insight, and practical advice gathered during her years as a therapist and support group leader. 

With tips for renewing physical and sexual energy, parenting after infertility and adoption, balancing career and family, and caring for elderly parents, the personal stories from these older moms are often humorous, sometimes surprising, but always reassuring. 


Without exception, the reader will be left with the comforting knowledge that she is not alone on her journey. Hot Flashes fills a much-needed place in the parenting field, at a time when more and more women are embracing motherhood later in life. 


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Catherine

About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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