A survey conducted at Boston University College of Medicine showed that women who have children after 33 are more likely the live longer than say a woman who had her last child at 29.
462 women took part in the study, which also revealed that mum’s who conceived naturally, as opposed to using fertility treatment, were more likely to live to 95.
Women in society sometimes face pressure if they decide to have children later and, for example, put their career first. But does this study show that waiting could be the best thing to do?
One concern attached to having children at a later age is that the women might not be ‘fit’ enough to chase a baby around.
However, Dr Thomas Perls, who is co-author of the study, points out that if older mother’s are aging slower then they will be perfectly capable to looking after small children.
Celebrity mums such as Madonna and Halle Berry have in the past been criticised for having children later in life, after first having a successful career. Were they right to wait?
Jennifer Aniston, 45, has also spoken multiple times of her desire to become a mother. Has she left it too long?
Were you a young mother, or did you decide to wait and have children later? What do you think of this new study? Let us know via the comments box and at @closeronline.