The main reasons why women are delaying the age of motherhood today are several. In the first place, the insertion in the world of work and the fact of obtaining a stable job later and later. On the other hand, women who devote several years of their youth to studying for a degree, a competitive examination or a doctorate are also forced to delay motherhood. Finally, the concept in today's society that 30 is the new 20 and 40 is the new 30 means that there is an asynchrony between the biological age for having a child and the age at which one wishes to become a mother.
Reasons to delay childbearing
By Dra. Alicia Francos Pérez MD, MSc (gynecologist), Emilio Gómez Sánchez BSc, PhD (senior embryologist), María de Riva García BSc, MSc (embryologist), Sergio Rogel Cayetano MD (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador BSc, MSc (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman BSc, MSc (psychologist).
Last Update: 11/18/2021