According to Dr Fiona Kate Barlow, social psychologist at the University of Queensland, there are plenty of reasons why being a new mother makes a woman more attractive.
“The easiest way to talk about this is to look at the qualities of a mother that we like,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Barlow as saying.
“Mothers fulfil that care-giving role, someone with an incredible font of love for their kids – qualities that are all very attractive.
“When that's combined with the sexual aspects of motherhood, like rounded breasts and a fuller face, you get that special combination of fertility and that nurturing aspect that we find very desirable,” added Barlow.
Add to that a knockout figure and a life that many consider to be “white picket fence-perfect” and you're left with what, to some, is the ultimate package of femininity, Barlow said.