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'I wasn't ready' to have a child earlier

The number of women choosing to delay motherhood is a "worrying issue" according to England's Chief Medical Officer.

Professor Dame Sally Davies says women who wait until their forties to have children may be unable to conceive and risk medical problems.

However one mother, Cecilia, who gave birth to her first child aged 43, told BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire that she was "definitely not ready" to have a child any earlier.

"We're in a much better situation financially, I'm a lot more relaxed about my career as well... so I've got the confidence to take a bit of time out."

  • 17 Jan 2014
  • From the section Health
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