In the United States the average age of first-time mothers is 26. That is an all time high. The main reason for it being so high is the big drop in teen moms. But there are more and more women having their first child later in life. in 1970 the average of first time moms was 21. Since then the age has been climbing, but in the last five years the number has spiked.
“Women are staying in school longer, they’re going into the workforce, they’re waiting to get married, and they’re waiting to have kids.”said John Santelli, a Columbia University professor of population and family health.
How old were you when you had your first child?
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