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Content Tagged: older parenthood

Adult children born to older moms not at higher risk for health problems

Results from a study published in the journal Demography and conducted at The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Germany suggest that babies born to older mothers are not more likely to experience health problems in adulthood than those born to younger mothers. Examining data on 18,000 adults living in the United States, Professor […]

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Women university grads waiting longer to have children

Female university graduates are, on average, delaying the process of trying to conceive their children until their mid-30s – almost a decade later than those women who don’t pursue a university education. In today’s social climate, more and more women are establishing their careers before having children. This has some potentially positive and negative consequences. […]

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Study shows mothers who postpone parenthood may struggle when things don’t go as planned

A new study conducted in Norway suggests that mothers who postpone parenthood are more likely than younger mothers to over prepare for first-time parenthood, and have greater difficulty when things during pregnancy, childbirth and the early months of childrearing don’t go as planned. There is also some evidence that they are more vulnerable to post-partum […]

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Study examines advantages and disadvantages of first-time parenting after age 40

A recent study conducted at the University of California offers some information about what first-time parents see as advantages and disadvantages of having children after age 40. The researchers conducted interviews with 46 couples and 15 individual men and women. Most of the men and women identified advantages to later childbearing such as having established […]

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