When is the best time to get pregnant?

United States
April 7, 2008 3:46pm CST
One day, I would like to have a child. What age do you believe is a good age to have a kid. Does it matter if your married or not, and if you are married..How soon should you attempt to add an additin to the family...what are your thoughts on having a little baby.
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@Samanthavv (1386)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Honestly, it depends on the individual. I don't think age is really relevant. I know some eighteen and nineteen year olds who are better parents than some twenty-eight and twenty-nine year olds I know. So, age isn't really the issue, only physically.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I don't think age is near as important as stability. I think ppl should give more thought to whether they can afford the cost of supporting another person, whether they have medical coverage, proper housing, is there relationship solid? These are things ppl should look at. If your about to be laid off, your relationship is on it's last legs, you can't afford to keep food on the table and you'd need public assistance just get through the pregancy to start with then I'd say your really not in the position to be having a baby... Then again everyone has to make their own decisions so it's really up to the individual. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
• United States
8 Apr 08
Youve made some very interesting points, creating life shouls be apart of a program that includes all factors.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
8 Apr 08
It's just that alot of ppl rush into it and then are scrambling looking for help to have the baby and get all the things that a baby needs so it kind of takes the joy out of having one. Not to mention if the relationship falls apart then you are in the position of having to deal with child support, visits and having someone in your life for years that you'd rather move on from. I don't know if this is the type of answer you were wanting... **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@GreenMoo (11842)
7 Apr 08
some may consider me to be old fashioned, but I really think that you should wait until you are marrier, or at least in a long term relationship before considering having a child. What some people tend to foget is that having a young baby or child around is incredibly hard work. It's 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and you don'tget paid for it! So being able to share the workload is pretty essential! Other than that I think you just wait until you're both ready for it. I don't think there's any magic formula. Some poeple have their kids really young & it works well, but you hear of cases where women are getting pregnant later and later & claiming that it's the right decision for them. i'm not convinced there, but that's another discussion! I think that when you're ready, you'll know.
• United States
8 Apr 08
that is very true. I baby is a all day, no pay job. What is wrong with getting pregnant later in life?
@GreenMoo (11842)
9 Apr 08
The only older mothers I have a problem with are those who cheat nature. There have been some recently publicised cases of women using artificial means to get pregnant in their sixties. Those are the cases I have a problem with as I believe that nature gave us the menopause for a very good reason!