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Average age of first-time mums continues to rise

10:34 09/03/2017

In 2015, mothers in Belgium gave birth to their first child at an average age of 28.7 years, slightly more than in 2013 when the average age was 28.5 years, according to a study by the European statistics agency Eurostat.

At the birth of their second child, Belgian women are 30.9 years old on average, and 32.4 years old should they have a third child, the statistics reveal.

The average maternal age of other European first-time mums is highest in Italy (30.8 years) and Spain (30.7 years), and lowest in Bulgaria (26 years), Romania (26.3 years) and Latvia (26.5 years).

Written by Robyn Boyle