Honey, let’s wait.
The untold benefits about waiting until you’re ready.
It’s the thing to do
A paradigm shift is taking place in the developed world, couples are waiting to have children.
A study conducted by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) from 2000 to 2014 showed that the average age for a mother increased from 24.9 to 26.3. This may not sound like a giant shift in age, but this study spans across all states, all ethnicities, and all religions. Directly displaying 3 large underlying factors:
The mothers maturity could be the number one influence when it comes to raising a kid. Women who are waiting till their 30’s to have babies are more likely to have the advantage when compared to a younger mother. These “advanced maternal mothers”, mothers ages 30+, are more likely to have the resources to better equip themselves, and the baby. According to Dr. Alice Goisis, a researcher at London School of Economics and Political Science, these mothers are more likely to take care themselves during pregnancy; being less likely to smoke, and more likely to breast-feed.
In a study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology looked at the cognitive abilities of children, born to mother around age 35-39, and found that they tested significantly better than those of children born to mothers of ages 25-29.
Possible reasons for this:
“The mothers have more psychological flexibility, more cognitive flexibility, more ability to tolerate complex emotional stimuli from the children” said Tea Trillingsgaard, psychology professor at Aarhus University in Denmark.