Against All The Chatter About The Biological Clock, A Study Suggests Maternity May Be Favorable Later In Life

Date October 13, 2017

Everyone keeps hammering about a woman’s biological clock and how with every passing year, her system keeps changing. So the general advice is that she has to get done with child bearing as fast as she possibly can. However, recent research of March 2017 reveals something to the contrary. / Shutterstock

The study published in the European Journal of Developmental Psychology insists that children born to older mothers thrive better in life! For this study, researchers considered a couple of children aged 7, 11, and 15 in comparison with their mothers' ages.

They discovered that children born to women older than the average age of 31 were less likely to be scolded or physically abused by their mothers. / Shutterstock

It was noticed that because of the less emotional and more mature approach of these older women to parenting, their children turned out emotionally healthier, better behaved, and well socialized.

Furthermore, a couple of researchers at the London School of Economics and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research studied 1.5 million Swedish men and women. They chose men and women who were born between 1960 and 1991. / Shutterstock

It was found that those of them born to older women were more likely to attend college, were taller, healthier, and performed better on standardized tests than the rest.

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This goes to show that late pregnancy is not all woes like many have been made to believe. So while everyone heralds the risks of late pregnancy, it is high time expectant parents get acquainted with the benefits as well.

Source: Woman's Day