At what age should you not try to have babies anymore?

United States
February 1, 2009 8:22am CST
I use to say that I wouldn't have any babies after 30 years old...well that went out the window!! I am 28 years old and I have just had my son almost 9 months ago. I really want to try for a girl and then a boy or vince versa but I really don't want to have a baby now pass 35 years old but the sooner the better. At what age do you think it is safe for mother and baby to get pregnant? 30? 35? 40? I know if you have a baby pass 35 years old I believe you have a higher chance of having a baby with down syndrome and complications. So what is your thought on this? Thank you and happy mylotting!!
2 responses
• United States
6 Mar 09
I am a 35 year old mother of 3. I had my son when I was 32 after 10 years between kids. I feel like I am in better mental condition to care for him. I dont know about the physical part...he is a pistol :) But I sure seem to be enjoying it so much that I was considering one more. However, my son was really hard on my body and I am not sure but thought that he would like to have a little sibling. I agree, I dont think there is really a wrong age, depending on the woman however I wont have any past 40. Thats just a personal preference. I most like wont be having any more children however I still feel maternal towards really small babies and children and I enjoy my teenagers too. Its all up to you !!
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@kezabelle (2985)
1 Feb 09
I think as long as the mother is healthy then it doesnt matter if she is 30/40 or maybe even 50 and having a baby. Im 24 (almost 25) and have two girls one is about to turn 5 and the other turns three 4 weeks after that we really want just one more and I cant wait to be pregnant again but its taking some planning due to my kidney condition for me having my children young was important and im glad I have as my kidney condition will only get worse so for me its kind of a now or never situation but i do think if i was healthy and hadnt met the right man etc then having children when i was 40 wouldnt be a problem to me.
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