There are a lot of studies showing that offspring that are born from older parents are much healthier at least they are less likely to suffer from many problems like high blood pressure or problems with cholesterol not to mention diabetes which is a very serious problem in later life. Children who are born from older parents are usually much healthier later in life and even if they are not healthy. A lot of studies show that men who are overweight but who are born from older parents are generally in better health. They had lower blood pressure, they had much lower level of cholesterol, and they had improved metabolism. It means that the risk of diabetes was severally reduced. Experts say that rising age for birth is increasing mostly because of the carrier and that parents also take responsibility for planning and having children.
What about downsides?
It is known however that mothers have been warned about the possible problems and risks of giving birth during their later life. A lot of researches show us that older women usually have more risks and complications than younger women in birth. There is a general opinion that older mothers have greater risks for miscarriage than younger ones and the same thing goes for genetic problems. They can also have a high risk for blood pressure and diabetes. The placenta problem is also a thing to consider. Then we have the Down’s syndrome. Babies that are born from older mothers have a higher risk for Down’s syndrome than babies born from younger mothers. Studies have also shown that children born from older fathers have a higher risk for autism, genetic disorders, schizophrenia and a lot more problems. Some of those studies have linked having an older father to Alzheimer’s disease, depression, cancer and heart problems and diseases.
What about men?
It is also known that men in their 40s will probably pass down a lot of potentially diseases much more likely than men in their 20s. The biological clock is ticking even for you gentlemen. Don’t be surprised. The quality of man’s sperm gets worse by age so if you plan on having children consider this fact. Don’t wait for the last train. Unlike women who are born with a full and complete set of eggs, men will always make new sperm in their lifetime. But we all know that during all these processes, a mistake can slip through. And during those DNA duplications, there could be some genetic mutations as men get older. Those mutations or mistakes in duplication are more frequent as men get older.
And if that mutated sperm is used to form a fetus, well, then there is more chance for problems and fetus development. On the other hand, there are a lot of studies showing that babies born from mothers, who are over 40 years old, usually have better emotional and physical health. So, there is a good and the bad side of having children when you are older. The first problem is usually the difference in years, and that draws the different view of life and its meaning. Different views in the family create possible problems in family relations.