How Childbirth In The 20's Affects A Woman's Health

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A recent study revealed that women who have their first pregnancy (childbirth) between the ages 20-24 are prone to certain health risks when they reach middle age whereas those who plan their first baby between 25 and 35 years of age tend to enjoy better health.

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The research concluded that the health of a woman during her 40's and 50's is somewhat linked to her first pregnancy/childbirth.

This study also claimed that women who had their first childbirth during teenage reported no change in their health status after crossing 40. Till now, the focus was more on knowing about the disadvantages of getting pregnant during teenage.

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How The Study Started Off
Nearly, three thousand women participated in the study. All of them were above 40 but they had their first child after the age of 15. The results were divided into three categories depending upon their first pregnancy.

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What Did The Results Show?
Women who had their first child birth between the ages 15-19 reported no change in their health condition.

Women who had their first child birth between the ages 20-24 reported certain health issues after 40.

Women who had their first child birth between the ages 25-35 reported better health after 40.

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What Health Experts Concluded
The research claims that women getting pregnant between the ages 20-24 are prone to health challenges when they reach middle age.

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There are so many other factors to consider before you plan pregnancy. This study is concerned only about the mother's health after she reaches middle age.

So, in order to find out the best time and age to get pregnant, you must consult your family doctor first, as your health condition and various other factors are also to be considered to plan pregnancy.

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Story first published: Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 12:01 [IST]
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