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Major Perks of Being an Older Mom

August 30, 2017
Emma Holt

Most people focus on the dangers or disadvantages of being an older mom. Sure, you may be healthier when you're younger and have an easier time conceiving, but the benefits of waiting are also compelling. A new study published in The European Journal of Developmental Psychology finds that older moms generally resort to less verbal and physical punishment than younger moms. Children of older moms also had fewer behavioral, social and emotional problems. In this article, we'll highlight some additional interesting findings that add to the benefits of being an older, cooler mom.

Older moms live longer

A study from 2016 notes that of 28,000 U.S. women, those who had their children after age 25 were 11% likelier to live to be 90 years old than those who became mothers younger. In a study from 2014, researchers found that women who gave birth after 33 were 50% more likely to live until they were 95 years old! The children are taller and smarter A 2016 study in Population and Development Review surveyed 1.5 million men and women in Sweden and concluded that those born to older moms were more physically fit, achieved better grades, and had a slight height advantage. Surveying 1.5 million people is an impressive sample group!

Their energy may shock you

A study of mothers who had children through an egg donation after the age of 50 finds that their energy and physical function is through the roof. In fact, their levels simply don't compare to women who had babies in their 30s and 40s. Contrary to popular belief, delaying motherhood has some major perks that you may not have known about! Your health and your baby's health is still a concern so consult your doctor before making any concrete baby making decisions.

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