I found an interesting little bit of info...
Baby Center conducted a poll and polled over 22,000 women who had children over the age of 35.
The reason(s) they gave for waiting is not what you'd think...
7% waited for an established career.
The overwhelming winner, though, was a whopping 45% to waiting to find the right "one". Second in the winning was a 10% on not wanting to wait, but couldn't conceive.
Now, either the answers are bogus, times have changed, or some people really have no idea why women are waiting... Although maybe finding the right one has been largely eclipsed by the career, though the career was never the primary reason...
What these women thought was worse was also interesting -
Only 32% thought it was worse to end up infertile than to have children when emotionally or financially not ready.
I'd agree, but I wonder at their definitions of "emotionally or financially ready".
I somehow think they are a wee bit unrealistic.