childbearing age

@KYEEDAH1 (139)
United States
October 31, 2008 9:36am CST
At what age did you have your first child? Why did you choose to have a child at this age? Was your decision to bear a child at a certain age influenced by the time in which your parents conceived? For me, I knew I wanted to start having children in my mid twenties. My reason,so that I could spend more time with my children while my energy was still there. For some, having a child gets in the way of career goals, but for me, it proved to be an extension of my life; a way to incorporate being a career woman with being a wife and mom all at the same time.
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• Philippines
4 Nov 08
i got pregnant with my first baby when i was nineteen. being old fashined and all, i had to marry my then boyfriend. we had another baby 2 years into the marriage and then he left us after 7 years of marriage. i am 33 years old and my kids are now 14 and 12. i met my new husband 6 yras ago and now have a 1 yr old baby. we are all very happy now. i have enjoyed having my two kids because they helped me mature and maintain my focus. they made me what i am now...a strong and proud mom. thay are now helping me with my baby who they adore very much. life has proven to me that everything happans for a reason.
• United States
4 Nov 08
I wanted a baby right after I married. I married at 18 and had my daughter just before I turned 20. It was greatly influenced by my parents. My mother was 38 and my dad was 40 something. I'm 29 and they're both gone now. I wanted to be able to play with and enjoy every aspect of my child's life. I didn't expect to be injured and partially disabled but thats life I guess. Can't plan for everything!
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
I got married at the age of 28 and gave birth at the age of 29. its my choice because i want to be stable in my career and enjoy being single, after i settled down. for me its the right time. now, i really enjoy my child and my married life.
@kellys3ps (3732)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I was seventeen when I had my first child.
• Canada
31 Oct 08
i had my first child almost 8 years ago...so i was about 22 years old when i had him. this had nothing to with when my parents had their first child. although, looking back now, i was around the same age my mom had her first child (she was 21). the reason i had my child when i did was because i had been married for a couple of years and we had both decided we wanted children.
@sunshine4 (8712)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I wanted to have a baby as soon as I was married. I always wanted to be a mom! I had my first child 20 yrs ago, I was 24 at the time. I have been married 21 yrs, so we did get pregnant quite quickly after getting married. I wouldn't do it any other way.