More women are delaying childbirth for careers but new research provides an unexpected incentive for starting a family early. Doctors have found that the older the mother, the greater the baby’s risk of Type 1 diabetes, rising 25 percent with each five-year jump in age. A 45 year old mom has three times as likely as a 20 year old to have a diabetic child. According to my reading. If this is true and I wish not because I’m in my early 30′s right now and still no baby.