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Mom's advanced age doesn't hurt kids later in life

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Image: Mom's advanced age doesn't hurt kids later in lifeContrary to current thinking, children of older mothers do not appear to be at increased risk of diseases later in life, according to a new study.

The results show people born to women 35 to 44 years old were no less healthy in their 40s and 50s than those whose mothers were 25 to 34 when giving birth.

In fact, the study found those born to younger mothers - ages 20-24 - were at a greater risk of diseases than those born to women ages 25-34.

The biggest factors that the research linked to the eventual health of children were the mother's education level and the number of years she lived after giving birth to them.

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Image: Pregnancy Over 40: An In-depth Guide for a Safe and Healthy Pregnancy Over 40, by Kelley D Smith. Publisher: CreateSpace (May 10, 2012)pixel
Pregnancy Over 40:
An In-depth Guide for a Safe and Healthy Pregnancy Over 40
by Kelley D Smith

-- There are a lot of reasons why women put off having children. In most cases, they prioritized their careers over their own personal life.

Others were just simply not ready for the commitment that motherhood demands. Becoming a mother is one of the most fulfilling jobs that everyone would be lucky enough to go through during their entire lifetime.

The problem is that despite the fact that this is seen by some as a gift, there are also others that see it as a tiring job – fulfilling but at some point, it can take a lot out of you.

The fact is that getting pregnant in your 40s is no easy task. The probability of conceiving alone is quite low in comparison to women who are in their 20’s or early 30’s.

But this does not mean that a woman in her 40s cannot bear a child. If you are in your 40s and have found out that you are pregnant, there are a lot of things that you should prepare for.

Although there are a lot of articles and other written works that say that getting pregnant in your 40s can lead to a lot of problems for both you and your child, there are still a couple of upsides to this situation.

We have an entire chapter dedicated to what you can look forward to when you are having a baby during this delicate age.

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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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