Young women prefer good looks to starting a family

Young women prefer good looks to starting a family

Vanity fair

Young women prefer good looks to starting a family

Almost half would rather get on the property ladder than have a baby while 28 per cent would prefer a 100,000 pounds salary, according to the poll of 2,000 women.

Childless women just aren’t willing to make the sacrifices they now see are necessary for motherhood with 44 per cent feeling sorry for working mums struggling to have it all, the survey said.

A quarter think working mothers always look exhausted and one in five say it looks so difficult it makes them think twice about having children, the “Daily Mail” reported. Half of childless women over 30 look at stay-at-home mothers and think it will be difficult for them to get back on the career ladder and a fifth believe they’ve lost their identity.

Body issues are also a factor with three in ten worried about the effect pregnancy would have on their appearance. Almost a third think having a baby would make them less body confident while one in three moms miss their pre-baby figure and feel judged by society thanks to glamorous celebrity mums.

Four in 10 childless women say they’re not ready to give up their lifestyle -- and a quarter still feel too young for a child, the survey found. Meanwhile 26 per cent admit they are fearful of the effect motherhood would have on their career. Almost half think having a child would make them poorer and over half say they couldn't afford a baby even if they wanted one.

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