A year after starting her journey to becoming a mum, Alex Jones is now busy preparing for her first child.


However, The One Show presenter says it wasn’t all that easy as she worried about being too old.


The 39-year-old was on This Morning talking about her new documentary Fertility and Me when she spoke about new trends to have babies later in life and why that might not be the best idea.



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“I was very naïve,” Alex told Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.


“Of course you know age limits your fertility but I didn’t know how much until I started making this documentary.”



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Alex married her husband, Charlie Thomson last December but said that even though she wanted children, she wanted to be married first.


“I think nobody leaves it late on purpose. For me, family was a number one priority but I didn’t meet my husband until late on and we wanted to get married first.”



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However, last year, Alex was shocked when her mother told her that she started menopause at just 44.


Feeling under pressure and suddenly with a time limit, Alex wanted to know what was going on.


"Faced with what mum said and a test to see how inside was looking, it was quite stressful.



"We're all living a lot longer we're all eating healthier but ultimately our biology is still very much the same. Technology and science can help.


"Nobody told me this in school - I don't know about you Holly - nobody said that you need to know the fact that your body needs to be in its prime... And then one day, you suddenly want children.


"It flips the whole thing on its head."



Phillip and Holly agreed with the mum-to-be saying that the optimum age for women to have children is much younger than Alex’s 39 years.


“By the age of 35 your fertility,” Holly started only for Alex to answer bluntly “falls off a cliff.”


"Ultimately 35 is starting to push it.


"Many are leaving it until the late 40s and even in the 50s. There are lots of techniques to help, but even 35 is leaving it late."



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