Early Motherhood May Shorten a Woman's Life
A Finish study finds an interesting correlation:
Women who start a family early in life tend to die younger, a study of childbirth and longevity has revealed.
A trawl through thousands of church records in Finland dating to the 17th and 18th centuries has found a correlation between the age at which a woman had her first child, the number of children she had, and the age at which she died.
The scientists behind the study - one of the biggest on pre-industrial society - believe the findings indicate that women who delay starting a family and have fewer children may have a natural tendency to live longer than women who become mothers at a young age.
Obviously, we need more information before we can draw any conclusions.