London: A new study has found that over half of women believe 29 is the best age to have a baby.
At this age, the majority of women - 59 percent - feel financially secure enough to afford the costs of bringing up a child.
A large proportion of women also believe that it is at this point in their lives they feel most secure in their relationship.
At 29, women say they have been in a loving and stable relationship long enough that they are ready to have a baby.
The research, by home fertility and pregnancy test company Clearblue, also examined what women felt boosted their chances of becoming pregnant.
According to the survey of 3,000 women, 70 percent cited a healthy diet as important to improving their odds of conceiving.
Two thirds of women believed having regular sex would also up their chances, while 42 per cent said giving up alcohol would help.
Other lifestyle factors featured in their answers, with a third of women polled saying losing weight and quitting smoking will boost conception rates.
A quarter think doing more exercise will give prospective mums-to-be more chances and a fifth believe shunning the morning latte and ditching caffeine will help.
“It is interesting that the survey shows that 29 is a popular age to have a baby. Whatever your age, my advice is to stop smoking, cut down on alcohol and maintain a healthy weight before you start trying to conceive,” the Daily Mail quoted Dr Dawn Harper, who co-presents Channel 4`s Embarrassing Bodies series, as saying.