Genetic predisposition to osteoporosis is very high among women. If your mother had it then you are at higher risk of developing the condition. This has been substantiated by the fact that about 80% of the women suffering form osteoporosis are those whose mothers also suffer from the condition. On a positive note, this means that if your mother is osteoporotic then you must take care to build stronger bones in order to prevent developing the disease. This means taking a bone density test earlier in life, starting on supplementary diet and living a healthy lifestyle right from an early age. Doing these will ensure better bone health and prevent osteoporosis.