They are on average four years older than in 1973, according to the statistics. New mums in Stockholm are on average 30 years old when they have their first child, in Gävleborg, just north of Stockholm, they are 26.
The percentage of teen pregnancies has plummeted from 15 to three percent.
The number of new mums giving birth through caesarean sections has gone up, from five percent in 1973 to 18 percent today.
On average women spend just two days in hospital after their first child, compared with six days forty years ago.