The women filled out questionnaires about their mental and physical health, and on the stress of parenthood. Overall, the researchers determined that women in their 50s were no more stressed and no less physically fit to keep up with their children than the younger women."Age doesn’t determine if one is a good mother," says Dr. Jacques Mortiz, director of gynecology at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City and a specialist in the fertility of older women. Did you hear that, women? Pursue that career or have children. Adopt when you're 50. Do what feels right to you. So even if you're 35, 44, or about to turn 50—don't second guess whether or not you'll be good mother. Hey, if the 66-year-old Romanian woman who gave birth to a baby two years ago can keep up with her daughter, anyone can. Remember—age is nothing but a number.
Research shows that you old mothers and young mothers can do a good job with children.