Many women still believe that they have to have kids while they are young. A new research shows that there are certain benefits for older women. Despite the fact that there are more risks when you have children after the age of 35, it also has some advantages.
This new study shows that older mothers are more likely to have happier children. This is because they cope better with motherhood. Older women worry less and are more positive about pregnancies. They also have a more positive outlook towards kids.
Older Mothers Are Better At Raising Kids
In order to conduct this study, researchers analyzed 4,741 mothers and kids. The researchers monitored the kids when they were 7 and 11. The kids of older moms were less likely to have emotional, behavioral, and social problems. The researchers observed that older women tend to use less physical and verbal punishments on their kids.
The situation did not change when the researchers monitored the 15-year-old children. They observed that older mothers tend to have more patience with teens. Older women may also have a bigger income. The level of education is also important. When compared to younger women, the older mothers had a higher level of education.
All of these factors, including education, material resources, and relationships, are very important for a child. This might be the reason why older women are more “equipped” for raising a kid. They have more experience, a steady income, and more patience.
Other Studies Confirm The Benefits Women Have If They Give Birth Later
An American research showed that women who have their first baby after the age of 26 are 11% more likely to live up to the age of 90. This research was made in 2016 and it involved 28,000 participants. Women who gave birth were they were younger had fewer chances of reaching the age of 90.
Another study that was conducted in 2014 focused on the same thing. It showed that older mothers, who gave birth after they were 33 years old were 50% more likely to live up to 95. Both of these studies mentioned that there are other important factors that should be taken into consideration like diet and health.
What is your opinion about this study? Did you know that there are some benefits for older mothers?
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