The #1 reason why it's GREAT to be a mami!
Although I've always known that I will be a mom one day, there's one big reason that I've also been afraid of parenthood: the stress!
Whenever I see parents out and about, the kids seem to cry, whine and just behave in such absurd ways that I can't fathom how people actually deal with having children. Lucky for me and all of the mamás Latinas out there, though, there is one BIG reason why being a parent makes it all worth it: a study has just found that parents live longer than couples without children.
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That's right, despite all of the stress and money-spending that comes along with parenthood in the end it really is the best thing for you. Now, I don't want to make fun of anyone who chooses not to have a child. I completely respect that and it's fine if that's what works in your relationship.
But, well, the new Danish study compiled data on over 20,000 couples who tried to get pregnant and "researchers calculated that women who gave birth to a child were four times more likely to be alive at the end of the study period compared with women who remained childless," according to The LA Times.
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This actually isn't the only study to find that couples with kids live longer than couples without kids. Previously, studies have found that "the lowest risk of premature death [goes to] couples with two kids." Of course, everyone is going to die at some point but it's still nice to know that raising kids could actually help extend your life. So, yay, go parenting!
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