Pregnancy later in life may bring health benefits

USC researchers examined more than 800 women and found that post-menopausal women who had their last baby after the age of 35 had better verbal skills.

Those who had their first pregnancy after the age of 24 had better attention control, working memory, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.

Those who had been using hormonal contraception for more than ten years also tested high for verbal memory and executive function

Turns out the hormones estrogen and progesterone positively affect the brain's chemistry.
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