Nearly half of men believe that women aged 36 are too old to become mothers, a new survey has found.
It revealed the “ideal age” for a woman to become a mum is 28, according to Britons who took part in the YouGov poll.
But the study found the “right” age for a man to become a father is 30.
Parents in their late 20s and early 30s are seen by more than four-fifths of the 2,005 adults surveyed as "about right".
However, 46 per cent of men and 35 per cent of women said women aged between 36 and 40 were too old to become mothers.
More than four in five (81 per cent) of both men and women believe that any age between 46 and 50 is "too old" for motherhood.
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Only 67 per cent have the same opinion about men who become fathers at the same age.
Ninety per cent of women consider 51 years of age too old to become a parent.
Young mothers between 21 and 25 are also more likely to be accepted by the public than young fathers, the survey revealed.
The supermodel surprised the world with her baby news in an Instagram post.
Alongside a photograph of her hand cradling a baby’s feet, she shared her excitement about motherhood.
She wrote at the time: "A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother.
“So honoured to have this gentle soul in my life there are no words to describe the lifelong bond that I now share with you my angel. There is no greater love."
According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), births among women over 50 have quadrupled in the last two decades.
The data was published in June 2018 which also showed there were 1,859 births in the UK to women aged over 50 and 153 to women over 55 during that period.
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