Women who want to 'keep their looks' should only have two children 2 years ago

Women who want to 'keep their looks' should only have two children

We survive on little-to-no sleep; we allocate close-to zero time to 'personal grooming,' and we're also too broke to splash out on fancy attire.

Letting ourselves go? Absolutely NOT! But jeeeeez, it's tough to present a picture-perfect image to the world when you're exhausted and juggling kids, partners, work, and family.

Which is why we lol'd at one recent study involving Bath University in the UK which states that if women want to "keep their looks" they should have no more than two children.

Researchers cite the toll that pregnancy, breastfeeding, and childcare takes on our bodies and minds. "Each child increases oxidative stress, a kind of chemical imbalance which is prematurely ageing," they add.

The study involved more than 500 people and the authors, writing in the American Journal Of Physical Anthropology, explained: "We have shown that post-menopausal women who had fewer children were judged as more attractive, younger and healthier than women with more children, by both men and women."
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Ouch.

Last year, a study at Yale University also found that childbearing may speed up the ageing process in women.

Blood tests taken from 100 post-menopausal women found those who had been pregnant at least four times showed greater signs of DNA damage.

As for us... well, we're going to focus on the beautiful likes of Angelina Jolie, Miriam O'Callaghan, Victoria Beckham, Kris Jenner, and Diana Ross - all working mums of four-plus kids who look pretty phenomenal too.