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The average age to have a first baby in the UK is 29, but women frequently have children much earlier and later than this. A woman of 20 will react to pregnancy and motherhood in a completely different way to a woman of 40, with different priorities for her children. Pregnancy also has different effects on the body, so how does age affect motherhood? Is there an ideal age to have a baby any more?
Read about how having a baby affects women at 20, 30 and 40, from the results of a European survey into motherhood, conducted by Planète Dodie and TNS Sofres
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