Your Baby Can Live to Be 100

Michele Zipp
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There's nothing like a first pregnancy that makes you think about death. I mean, I don't mean to be all doomsday, but I've thought more about my own mortality since becoming pregnant than ever before. I'm going to be a mom! My kids need me and oh how nice it would be for us to all live very long healthy lives together.

When my husband and I saw a piece on the news that babies born now can live to be 100, I thought great! That means I'll be 137 when I die if I live as long as my kids.

 

Wouldn't that be nice? My husband didn't think so -- he thought he would be like a zombie at that age. Of course, I mean a healthy, fully functionally, defying all odds 137 year-old. I can dream, can't I?

Sadly, the current average life expectancy in the US is 78. 

Do you think about your own death more during pregnancy? Or as a mom?

 

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