When it comes to having children, there are a ton of factors to consider: Am I healthy and financially stable? Did I find the right partner? Am I ready and is the timing right? It's a such a complicated equation it could make anyone's head spin. Plus, there no doubt exists a widely held belief that a younger mom means a healthier baby—so now all of this is also under enormous time pressure, leading to a lot of panicked 30-something-year-old women.
But is age really the most important factor when it comes to having a healthy pregnancy and baby? According to a new study, it probably isn't. New research from the U.K. says this pressure to procreate before the age of 35 might be based on information that is way outdated. In fact, being an older mom might even lead to more successful children.