09/11/2009 04:18 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

29 Things To Do Before You Have A Baby

Ever written a list of things you want to achieve in your lifetime? What about those things you want to do before undertaking the responsibility of becoming a parent? A recent poll has discovered the top 29 things women want to do before they have a baby, and the results are a little surprising.

Top of the list is travelling the world, which beat buying a house or getting a career off the ground. Other entries in the list include running a marathon, bungee jumping and learning another language. I can't exactly say any of those are on my list, but it's great to see that the recession isn't limiting us in terms of our sense of fun.

Why 29 things though? Apparently, this is the average age women are now having their first child.
The poll, carried out by emergency pill contraception Levonelle, featured some slightly odd choices and some common sense choices too. Falling in love, saving money and own a car are all things that will make motherhood a little easier. Learning Spanish or how to ride a motorbike are probably less likely to help (unless you want to raise a multilingual child)

The results go on to say that 33 think living life to the full is the most important. This is probably due to 53% of those questioned believing that having children reduces your ability to be spontaneous.

Here's the full list of things to do

1) Travel the world
2) Buy a house
3) Get married
4) Establish a good career
5) Pay off debts
6) Become fully qualified in a profession
7) Pass driving test
8) Establish financial stability
9) Save money
10) Take part in an extreme sport, such as skydiving, bungee jumping or abseiling
11) Own a car
12) Renovate a house
13) Fall in love
14) Learn another language
15) Have a good social life
16) Achieve goal weight
17) Live or work abroad
18) Learn to play a musical instrument
19) Get fit
20) Learn to swim
21) Run a marathon
22) Set up or run a business
23) Move to a new location
24) Teach at home or abroad
25) Learn to horse ride
26) Learn to ride a motorbike
27) Publish a book
28) Learn to deep-sea dive
29) Climb a mountain

What did you always dream of achieving before motherhood?