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Americans think women should start families by age 25 – what do you think?!

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Americans think women should start families by age 25 – what do you think?!

Interesting survey results that some Americans think that women should have kids by age 25, yet they think dads should be 26 or older. I say no fair!
http://www.businessinsider.com/americans-think-women-should-get-pregnant-by-25-2013-11
What do *you* think is the best age?

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  1. I disagree with the stance on having kids by 25! Mind you, I don’t look down on women who choose to start families early, but I also don’t think 25 should be considered “the norm.” Especially since, in the same article, stats show that the median age for marriage is 27. How does THAT make sense?
    I have always been a proponent of waiting until you feel mentally and emotionally ready for children. I just had my first child at age 31, and I have absolutely no regrets about it. I feel more settled in my marriage and my career, and I don’t feel burdened by the great responsibility I now have. I believe I got my “me” years out of the way first and I’m much more able to care for her selflessly at this age.
    I know that every woman is different, so one blanket statement can’t apply to everyone, but I think waiting a little longer to have children can only benefit both you and the child. Maybe somewhere around 28-29-30?

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  2. I had my first child at 29, and I am glad that I waited. I was always the person who dreamed of being a mom, and as a teenager and young adult planning my future, I always pictured myself having children much earlier. Now that I look back, I feel like 20-25 is such a period of growth and change in many people’s lives. After going through those changes and figuring out who I was, I got the chance to enjoy adulthood for a while before having children. My partner and I were able to travel and become more established in our careers before starting a family. I feel like some people who have children early end up feeling like they missed out on some experiences. While I think having children earlier or later in life is a personal choice, I am glad that I waited a while.

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    1. Same here Leah! I think the best age is a personal decision and involves relationship stability, financial resources, and just the decision to be ready – which has NO correlation to age if you ask me 🙂

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