by Medindia Content Team on  September 12, 2006 at 6:23 PM Child Health News
Babies have always been good for women
A recent research has shown the positive influence of having a baby and its benefits on the health and longevity of women. The findings of this research seem to suggest that women who are childless may suffer poor health in the latter part of their lives and may even face early death.

According to the research findings, childless women, above 50 years of age are 20% more likely to die than their contemporaries, who are already mothers. The studies seem to indicate that having two to four children is best for a woman's health; becoming a mother at 40, more so having the first baby at 40, is a prescription to good health, say researchers. This might not sit well with the theory about risks of late motherhood. Nearly 100,000 women from UK and US were monitored to aid these research findings

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