Having children later is 'definitely more common'

A mother who conceived by accident said having children later in life was "definitely more common" than most people thought.

Cheryl Millar, 43, told Good Morning Britain of her shock when she fell pregnant with her daughter Grace eight months into the relationship with her partner.

"Because of my age I automatically thought, 'Oh everything will be OK. I probably won't get pregnant.'"

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Older women 'have more surprise pregnancies than teens'

Women in their 40s are having more unplanned pregnancies than girls in their teens and 20s, a survey from a parenting website found. One in five of the over 40 women quizzed by Netmums said their baby was a surprise.