It is common knowledge that as a woman gets older, her fertility decreases – and this can often lead to pressure to get married and have kids earlier rather than later.
However a new study has now found that putting off motherhood until your late 20s or early 30s is actually better for you.
According to the Daily Mail, researchers at Ohio State University looked at the midlife health of over 3,000 women, taking into account when they gave birth to their first child as well as their marital status.
The findings suggested that those who have their first baby between the ages of 25 and 35 are healthier at 40 than those who become mums in their early 20s or teens.
There was no significant difference in health between those who gave birth in their early 20s compared to those in their teens.
Speaking about the results for the study, published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Dr Kristi Williams said: “We still need to be concerned that women who are having births in their early 20s may face more health challenges as they reach middle age than those who wait longer.”