I won’t personally answer such a generalised statement about all younger and older mothers.
But I will answer based on my own person experience. I had my first child at 31 years old, I was happily married, traveled quite extensively, been to university, owned our own home, debt free, financially secure, in great health and most important my husband and I were both emotionally ready for children.
I often wonder were younger mother get the impression that generally mothers in their 30's can’t keep up with their children; 30- 40 is not that old ;). I am very fit and healthy, great blood pressure, no medical conditions, ideal weight and all my pregnancies and births have been complication free. I regularly going hiking, canoeing, swimming, weekly yoga sessions, skiing weekly in the winter and as such I have no difficulty at all keeping up with my very active boys aged 7 & 5! Not to mention my three daughters aged 5, 2 and 18 months ;) Actually I love being outside, running around, playing with my children!
So for me personally starting my family in my 30’s was perfect
'Older' mother of five... soon to be six
· 10 years ago