We have been always listening to the dangerous of having children in the late thirties and have been encouraged to start families early but a new study suggests that having our first baby at the age of forty is actually good for the health.

The new study showed how motherhood positively influenced women regarding their health and longevity. It also showed how childless mothers had bigger chances of suffering from poor health in later life and even experience early death. Women at the age of 50, who have never given birth, are 20% more likely to die than their peers who had given births.

Having two to four children is a best prescription for longevity and general health, as well as having your first child at the age of 40.

More research is needed to prove the theory and around 100,000 women from UK and US are taking part in different studies to back up the initial findings.