Do Mothers of Multiples Live Longer?

Mothers of twins are more likely to live longer

“A study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B focused on the population of women in 1800s Utah and found that women who gave birth to twins were very strong and healthy to begin with, so were likely to live long lives.

As LiveScience writer Stephanie Pappas explains it, “Twins could be an evolutionary adaption in which healthy moms take the chance to pass on double their genes at once.” However, because the data only includes women who conceived twins naturally

IVF was obviously not used in the 1800s — the findings are not definitive.”

56372376 - beautiful young mother holding her newborn identical twin girls

56372376 – beautiful young mother holding her newborn identical twin girls

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