It is not simple to decide when to have a baby. Pregnancy at any age has its own disadvantages and advantages. Along with the rest of the body, you breasts also change as you getting older. It is a fact that should be considered. Your breasts have good elasticity, tone and are firm in your 20’s. Time and biology are on your side if you are trying to get pregnant in your 20’s.
Hormones like estrogen help to keep your breasts firm as you enter in your 30’s. This decade has become popular for breastfeeding and childbearing, offer mothers long term protection against breast cancer.
In the 40’s, the percentage of fat in your breasts increases, breast tissue starts to decline and also there are increased risk related with pregnancy.
Relationship between breast cancer and pregnancy
-According to the latest studies, the risk of developing breasts cancer is linked to woman’s exposure to hormones that are actually produced by her ovaries. Breastfeeding and pregnancy have direct impact on the breast cells, causing them mature or differentiate, so they can produce milk.
Some studies claim that differentiated cells are more resistant to transform into cancer cells than cells haven’t undergone differentiation.
Decreased risk of developing breast cancer later in life is common for women who have their first full term pregnancy at an early age.
The higher risk of breast cancer is also related the older woman is when she has her first full term pregnancy.
Women who have never given birth have lower risk of breasts cancer than women who are older than 30 when they give birth to their first baby.
Following her first full-term pregnancy, the risk of breast cancer is modestly increased, but it is not affected by subsequent pregnancies and then falls gradually.
Her odds of developing breast cancer rise by 7% with every 5 year increase in the age at which a woman has her first full term pregnancy.
Source: Cure And Joy
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