WOMEN who delay motherhood until their late thirties face an increased risk of having more years of freedom and fun, according to researchers.
The Institute of Studies found a strong link between putting off motherhood and experiencing more years enjoying a social life relatively free of screaming, heavy lifting and someone wetting themselves.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “The sooner you have a baby, the sooner you risk shutting down any area of your life that makes you feel good.
“Every woman of childbearing age would be right to ask herself: ‘How many years do I have left in me to get off my tits every weekend?’”
Brubaker added: “I believe delaying the end of lighthearted japery is the biggest issue facing women today – apart from all the other bits and bobs that have come up over the past year.”