While 10-15 years ago, women tried to give birth no later than 22 years old, in 2017 the average age of childbirth in Russia was 27.2 years, and in the West it exceeds 30 years. What does this have to do with it?
The term “old-born,” which medics use, often scares and embarrasses women who choose to give birth after 26. Also, the older generation often imposes the stereotype that “you have to have your first child before you are 30. This is due to the fact that, until the 2000s, there was no mass popularization of the image of a woman for whom a career takes precedence over creating a family.
Now the trend has changed: the modern woman is successful. She strives to get an education and build a good career. But few people manage to do this before the age of 26, and as a result the age limit for starting a family and having a first-born child has shifted. Family for the modern woman – synonymous with the word “reliability”, which means you need to think through every detail, including the birth of a child.
Emotional and psychological readiness
Women over 30 have a responsible attitude to becoming a mother. Life experience helps them cope with the challenges of raising a child more easily. It’s easier for them to set up a home. Social studies have shown that women who give birth after 30 easier build a trusting relationship with their children.
As people age, they become more psychologically flexible and tolerant of others. Adult mothers scold their children less and physically discipline them, which contributes to a healthy psychosocial environment that positively affects the child’s development. Such children have fewer psychological and social deviations.
According to a 2016 U.S. study, women who first gave birth after age 25 were more likely to live to age 90 than those who gave birth at 20. And a 2014 study showed: among women who lived to age 95, there were 50% more of those who gave birth after age 33.
A recent study of 1.5 million individuals in Sweden suggests that children born to parents at a mature age were healthier and did better in school than those born to young mothers.
Experts say that having a child after age 30 reduces the risk of stroke and helps rejuvenate a woman’s body.
The financial side
A woman after 30 is usually financially independent, which means she can give more to her child, starting with a good diet, on which the health of the baby directly depends, ending with higher education, which in our time is a serious expense item.
By the age of 30, as a rule, the housing problem is solved, there is a stable job.
Financial well-being strongly affects the mental state of parents.
The higher the level of income, the greater the confidence in the future. More affluent mothers can afford a decent maternity leave and the quiet upbringing of a child.
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