My day pretty much revolves around me saying ‘Geez I’m tired’ well it turns out yes we are more tired and in fact actually older than women our own age who don’t have children.
Turns out having kids actually changes our DNA! Researchers at George Mason University, in Virginia, examined telomeres. These protect us from ageing essentially.
Anyway, in women with kids the telomeres were 11 years crappier than they were in women without kids of the same age. The scientists also said the more kids you had the worse it got.
They also found that having kids caused more damage to women than smoking or obesity.
Motherhood is also linked to a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes.
If I’m going out I’m going out with a bang, pass me a wine and a cheeseburger!