One in five mums believe they had a baby “too late” in life, says poll.

The survey of 2,000 mothers aged at least 18 found that many mums regret not having a child sooner, according to a story in The Independent. 

More than half of respondents who felt this way said they struggled to keep up with the demands of parenting due to their age, the online newspaper reported.

The poll identified 38 years old as the threshold for being regarded as an ‘old mum’ while mums 25 or younger tend to be considered ‘young.’

One in six respondents said they felt the pressures of being a new mum would have been easier to cope with had they been a parent younger. 

A baffling 15 per cent said they would have preferred to have their child younger so they could be mistaken for their child's sister.

The poll was commissioned by MTV for the series Teen Mom UK, which airs on Wednesdays at 8pm.