As the saying goes, age is just a number. But when it comes to getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy, it matters a lot. Having a baby at the right time is very important because you never know when any complication can occur later which causes the problem in conceiving. This is one of the reasons. But nowadays we have noticed that most of the women are giving birth to their babies in the late 30s as compared to the early 20s. Want to know the reason? Well, there is no one answer to this question.
There are plenty of reasons why motherhood is not taking place at a later stage in life. It takes time to build a career, buy a new home, find a healthy relationship and secure financial status. These factors play a very important role when you are planning to start a family.
Science proves the fact that having a baby after 35 is beneficial
There is a myth that getting pregnant when you are 35 is deemed as ‘dangerous and risky’. Science has also proved the fact that having a baby after 35 can be beneficial and it shouldn’t be considered as a deterrent for healthy women. Compared to the previous times, there has been quite a change. Birth rates for women in the 35 to 39 age group have risen since the 1970s.
Typically women in their 30s and 40s are generally healthy enough to conceive and The National Center for Health Statistics says that this is now the fastest-growing group of women who are now having children.
Celebrities who had their baby after 35
Even celebrities are also giving birth to their babies after the age of 35. For example, Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex announced her first pregnancy at the age of 37, Halle Berry had her first child at 41 and second at 47.
Several pieces of research show that having a baby after 35 is beneficial
Many studies are going forward regarding this subject, one study in the New England Centenarian found that having a baby later in life can help you to live longer.
Another research paper called Feeling Old vs. Being Old has found that having a baby when you’re older helps you to live a happier and more carefree life.
Another study by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that having a baby after 25 also helps you improve your adult brain. The study shows teaching and watching your baby learn and grow has been shown to improve your memory, mental reasoning, and problem-solving skills which ultimately makes your brain sharp.
Is it a matter of worry to give birth after 35?
No, it’s not. You can start your family after 35 without any stress. You can still achieve a healthy pregnancy in this age which is also called ‘advanced maternal age’. Even science has also confirmed not that conceiving a baby at a later stage in life is not at all risky. So, not to worry if you want a baby after 35, it’s easily doable and comes with added benefits.
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