When it comes to the ideal age to have a baby, there are so many different opinions, but ultimately the age a woman decides to have a child, if ever, is a personal choice.
However as fertility usually lowers with age, often some feel under pressure to have a child before a certain age and to have kids ‘young’.
Now experts have had their say on what they think, and the ideal age to become a mum might surprise you.
According to The Mirror, a new study conducted at the University of Southern California has found that having a baby after age 35 improves the mental abilities of the mother.
According to a study of 830 women, the ones who had their first baby after 24 performed better on mental ability tests, problem solving, and verbal skills.
This was compared to those who became mothers between the ages of 15 and 24.
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Women who had their last baby after 35 also had better verbal memory.
According to a major study from the Royal College of Obstetricians and gynaecologists, the average childbearing age for women is now 29.3 years old, compared to 23 in 1968.
The most fertile age health-wise is still between 20 and 35.
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