The standards adopted for maternal age only a generation ago were very different; Being a mother after the age of 25 was considered ‘late motherhood’. However, women can postpone becoming mothers until their 30s due to priorities such as education and career.
The common belief is that not only does it become more difficult to conceive as you get older, pregnancy may also be more risky for childbirth. However, scientific research says otherwise. Being a mother in your 30s is not much different from being a mother at a younger age when certain conditions are met.
Studies show that being a mother after the age of 30 can lead to quite normal, even healthier results than pregnancies at an earlier age.
Published in the Boston University publication New England Centenerian Study in the USA According to the research, Being a mother at an older age can prolong life. Likewise, at the University of Coimbra in Portugal research too It confirms that women who give birth after the age of 30 live longer.
It is stated that factors such as the fact that women who become mothers after their 20s are generally well-educated and healthy women and the expectation of a healthier life after giving birth to their first child causes late motherhood to support a longer and healthier life.
Experts warn, however, that everyone considering pregnancy should pay attention to their health, as well as practices such as healthy nutrition and exercise that will protect the health of the mother and baby in advanced pregnancy. Especially factors such as high health quality before conception, smoking and alcohol use, exercise habits increase the chances of a healthy pregnancy and motherhood at an advanced age.
Considering the fact that ovarian reserves decrease as women get older, it is known that getting pregnant after the age of 30 becomes increasingly difficult. However, having the necessary health checks on time and using technologies such as in vitro fertilization and egg freezing are among the factors that increase the chance of pregnancy today.