SCIENCE SAYS HAVING BABIES AFTER 35 HAS BENEFITS

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Carrie Underwood is expecting baby number two. Before her announcement, she said she and husband Mike Fisher may have missed their chance at a large family, because of her age.

Various studies show there may be benefits for women having children later in life.

Parents magazine says ,"The ongoing  New England Centenarian Study is finding that women who gave birth after 40 were four times more likely to live to 100 than women who had children at a younger age."

Other studies show that having a child later in life could keep you young, make you happier and make you smarter. Sure, it is hard work to have a young child in your 40s. And the pregnancies need to be more closely monitored. According to the article, it seems most of the beliefs around the "35" benchmark are based on old rhetoric.

I like to think Carrie's statement was more about "big family" rather than more kids. People are so quick to jump on a comment taken out of context. Who knows what her intentions were. Having 3 or 4 more kids might take a bit more planning and career adjusting for the two of them.

[PSA: IT'S TOTALLY FINE TO HAVE BABIES AFTER 35; SCIENCE BACKS IT UP]

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