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Janet Jackson might soon become the new symbol of the rise of the 50-year-old mom.
originally posted by: randomtangentsrme
From what I've seen statistically, children born to a mother over 30 have a greater likelihood of birth defects. And age of parents do play a part in children's development, in regards to outdoor activities ect.
What it comes down to is the availability of the parents to be active and engaged with their young child's needs and energy.
For the record, I'm male, 35. My wife is 30. We both have careers, our son is 20 months, and we are thinking about trying for the next one.
source They do also say the risk is greater with age, but it seems that both statements are true.
However, most children with Down syndrome are born to women under age 35 because younger women have far more babies.