I was recently contacted by The Express newspaper in response to recent speculation on when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will announce their second pregnancy. With Meghan turning 38 this month, the discussion about "older mothers" has resurfaced, which can lead to mums feeling pressured to fall pregnant as soon as possible after their first birth. However recent research shows that waiting 12 months is the safest option for mothers.
And whilst some hospitals put you in the older mother category at 35, some set this at 40. However the most important factor is the mother's health, not her age.