Becoming a mother and raising a child is the most wonderful and beautiful feeling that can bring happiness and joy as well as many challenges and responsibilities, regardless of your age. There is a big question that what is the “right time” to become a mom? We have always been listening that early age pregnancy is better than at old age. But, New research has found that getting pregnant after the age of 35 has great benefits.
These days, the average age women enter motherhood keeps going up. And that’s not because today’s women are trendy or fashionable, because women become more career oriented and self-dependent now. Women in their 30’s and 40’s feel more determined and safer to become moms for the first time. Historically, pregnancy after the age of 35 is considered risky.
People say becoming a mother after 35 is riskier, but today a new study conducted at the University of Southern California reveals that giving birth after age 35 improves the mental abilities of the mother.
The study took into account nearly 900 postmenopausal women and that those who got pregnant after 35 had better cognition and other mental abilities. This proves the fact that female hormones, estrogen, and progesterone have a very positive impact on brain chemistry and during pregnancy, they flood the body with them.
The study found that women who have given birth to their first baby after 24 performed better on mental acuity tests, problem-solving, and verbal skills compared to those who became mothers between the ages of 15 and 24. Women who had their last baby after 35 had better verbal memory and cognition.
It is related to the surge of hormones, estrogen, and progesterone. These two hormones have been found to have a beneficial effect on the brain’s chemistry, especially if the last or first pregnancy occurred after the age of 35.
Everyone has their own choice to decide when they want a baby. Getting pregnant at any age has advantages and disadvantages. The most important thing is that it should be a healthy pregnancy at any stage.
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