Can having a baby later in life combat aging?


Studies suggest older moms may liver longer

To anyone who has had children, the idea of having a baby later in life, in the late 30's or 40's, can help prolong your life sounds absolutely ridiculous. It does not seem that sleepless nights and the added stress can possibly help you live longer. Well, it turns out research suggests that may in fact be the case. Recent studies suggest that the changes in the body that happen during pregnancy may provide a regenerative effect on the mother, and that groups of women who have children at an older age tend to live longer. 

Sounds like it's now fine to delay childbearing. Think again. Unfortunately, the chances that a women will actually be able to have a healthy baby with her own eggs decline with time. Perhaps, some day this knowledge will lead to advances to combat reproductive aging, but the technology is not there yet.