Pregnancy
This is the average age UK women are having their first baby
How old were you when you had your first?

It's getting that little bit older every year.

How old were you when you had your first?

Some people say your late 20s is the optimum time. Others say they want to wait until they're in their 30s to start a family.

Whatever the age, the choice is yours and yours alone - however, the statistics don't lie and they say that the average age women across the UK are having their first baby is 28.

Or 28.6, if you want to be exact.

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The data comes from the Office for National Statistics, and while 2015 is the most recent year this data is available, there is a noticeable trend in the ages that UK women are having their first babies.

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It keeps getting that bit later as time goes on.

In 2014, the average age a woman had her first baby was 28.5.

Alright, that's only a .1 difference but it's still a difference all the same.

As well as this, the average age of UK mums (not just first-time mums) was 30.3 in 2015, with the average age of dads (not just first-time dads) being 33.2.

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