Older Moms Live Longer?
A new study found that women who are older when they give birth to their last child live much longer. The results showed that women who gave birth to their last child at age 33 or higher were almost twice as likely to reach an age above 95% of other women their age. The authors conclude “this study supports findings from other studies demonstrating a positive association between older maternal age and greater odds for surviving to an unusually old age.”
While the study does not demonstrate what causes older mothers to live longer, giving birth appears to provide certain life sustaining benefits for mothers.