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The state of health for millennial moms in 2023

This generation has been through a lot, from the financial crisis to a global pandemic, and they've had to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances in their personal and professional lives. So, how are millennial moms faring when it comes to their health?

Collette Hull

It's important to reflect on the state of health for millennial moms, who are now in their late 20s to mid-30s. Millennial moms, born between 1981 and 1996, are now between the ages of 27 and 42, making up a significant portion of the parenting population. As they navigate the complexities of parenthood, they also face unique health challenges that are different from those of previous generations.

This generation has been through a lot, from the financial crisis to a global pandemic, and they've had to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances in their personal and professional lives. So, how are millennial moms faring when it comes to their health?

In this blog, we will discuss the state of health for millennial moms in 2023.

Top health concerns for millennial moms

According to a 2021 survey conducted by OnePoll, more than half of millennial women feel the advice they receive from their doctor does not cut it when it comes to their overall health. The survey asked 2,000 US women between the ages of 25 and 35 to describe their experiences with various facets of their health and wellness. The results showed that 64%, or 3 in 5 women, prefer other health solutions beyond what their doctor recommends.

On average, women don’t start worrying about their health until they’re nearly 29 years old, and 90% of women surveyed agree that it’s important to start focusing on their wellness in their youth to prevent issues as they age.

Interestingly, respondents felt motivated to take better care of their health after experiencing life-changing adjustments to their bodies.

When millennial women looked back, the top three health areas they considered important to prevent issues later in life were stress (54%), having low energy (45%), or changes to their weight (43%).

As a result, millennial women added wellness routines to their daily lives to help support their health. Nearly half the poll (46%) who have them note it’s changed in the past year due to stress.

Mental Health

Mental health continues to be a major concern for millennial moms. They are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and stress than any previous generation of moms. According to a study by the American Psychological Association, 51% of millennial moms reported symptoms of depression, compared to 36% of Gen X moms and 22% of baby boomer moms.

This increase in mental health challenges can be attributed to a variety of factors, including the pressure to balance work and family, social media comparisons, financial stress, and lack of support. However, many millennial moms are taking steps to prioritize their mental health, such as seeking therapy, practicing self-care, and building strong support systems.

Physical Health

Unfortunately, physical health takes a backseat for this group. When it comes to physical health, many millennial moms are struggling to prioritize it. With busy schedules and competing demands, it can be challenging to find time to exercise, eat healthily, and get enough sleep.

Additionally, the pandemic has made it harder to access healthcare services, and many moms may be putting off routine check-ups and screenings. While it's understandable that moms have a lot on their plates, neglecting physical health can have long-term consequences, so it's crucial to find ways to prioritize it.

Millennial moms are also facing unique physical health challenges. They are more likely to have chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, and autoimmune disorders, than any previous generation of moms. This can be attributed to a variety of factors, including sedentary lifestyles, poor diets, and the increasing use of technology.

However, many millennial moms are also taking steps to improve their physical health. They are more likely to prioritize exercise and healthy eating than previous generations, and they are more likely to seek out holistic healthcare options, such as acupuncture and chiropractic care.



The state of childcare in 2023 is also affecting the health of millennial moms. With the rise of the gig economy and the increasing cost of childcare, many millennial moms are forced to work multiple jobs or long hours, leading to exhaustion and burnout. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for flexible and accessible childcare options, as many parents struggle to balance work and virtual learning.

To address these challenges, many millennial moms are advocating for policies that support working parents, such as paid family leave, flexible work arrangements, and affordable childcare options.

As we look to the future, it's clear that millennial moms will face new health challenges. From the ongoing impact of the pandemic to the ever-changing demands of parenthood, it's important to prioritize our health and well-being.

Whether that means seeking out mental health support, finding ways to prioritize physical health, or staying connected with friends and family– taking care of ourselves is crucial for our long-term health and happiness.

By working together and supporting one another, we can create a brighter and healthier future for millennial moms everywhere.

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