7 Reasons Pregnancy is Good for You

You're less likely to develop breast cancer later

Pregnancy before the age of 30 can lower your risk for breast cancer. Researchers aren't exactly sure why, but they speculate that a key factor is changes in breast tissue caused by pregnancy. A hormone produced during pregnancy, hCG, stimulates breast cells to mature, which actually causes permanent changes in your mammary glands. This change may help prevent cancer.

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