The average age of the maternity is 30 years old
46% of babies born in 2010 have a mother who is under 30 (compared to 62% in 1990) and 17% of mothers gave birth between 35 and 39 in 2010. As you can see, this increase in births is due to women over 30 years and especially those 35 years or older, INSEE notes.
Why the average age of the maternity back?
Yes why wait? Because women are studying more and more long or slow to find Prince Charming. These two "excuses" were real a few years ago but this is no longer the case. So it's because of the economic crisis, the fear of unemployment, the decline in income? These factors can be taken into account, but is there another reason? ! But why? Because the future mum and the future dad want to take the time to live at ... two before crossing the cap.
Being a mother at 40
The births among women over 40 accounted for almost 5% of births in 2010, says Anne Pla of INSEE, twice as many as twenty years ago. It should be noted, however, that despite the means available to medicine, fertility decreases with age. So what is the main risk for a woman who wants to have a child over 40? To not fall pregnant choosing a late pregnancy.
Mothers growing older, is this reasonable?
Reasonable, it is up to you to see but it is not so serious since the life expectancy increases of four months for the women (84,8 years) as for the men (78,1 years).
For the little anecdote
France is getting closer to Ireland, which reached 2.07 children in 2009.