Delayed motherhood make better mothers

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London, Oct 29 (UNI) Women delaying motherhood until 30s make better mothers compared to their younger counterparts, a study has revealed.

The findings by Professor Elizabeth Gregory revealed that older mothers are financially secure and in stable relationships and enjoy better health.

They are also happier to put their jobs on hold because they have already achieved career goals.

The average age at which women in Britain are giving birth has slowly risen to 29 while there has been a much sharper increase in the numbers choosing to start families in their late 30s and early 40s.

Professor Gregory said there were range of reasons why the 'new later mothers' were right to delay motherhood.

''For one thing, they have a stronger family focus rather than trying to juggle priorities because they have achieved many of their personal and career goals, ''Daily Mail quoted her as saying.

Besides financial independence, they they have more career experience and their management skills often translate directly into managing a household and advocating for their children, the professor noted.

While younger women are considered more fertile and biologically fit, older mothers tend to be more mature and less likely to engage in risky behaviour.

However, they are said to face an increased risk of health complications during pregnancy, while their babies are more likely to have conditions such as Down's Syndrome.

UNI

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