Sunday 1 February 2015

Zoë Ball: Why do we put babies on hold?’

By Tim Walker

Published 21/06/2013 | 12:23

Zoe Ball and husband Norman Cook
Kate Garraway wants women to think about the age at which they have children.

Zoë Ball, who gave birth to her second baby just before she turned 40, worries that her generation has left it too late to have children.

Kate Garraway, the television presenter, is backing a campaign to encourage women to think about having children at a younger age.

Now, Zoë Ball, who gave birth to her second baby, Nelly, just before she turned 40, says: “It was wonderful. But it’s no bad thing having kids in your 20s and 30s either.”


Ball, now 42, who is married to the pop star Norman Cook aka Fat Boy Slim, adds: “I know a lot of people of my generation who have struggled to get pregnant – I don’t know whether it’s because we left it too late or we’ve not taken enough care of our bodies. But I wonder if the next generation will find a better balance and not leave it quite so long.”

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