Have a baby!

@lcainiao (201)
China
May 30, 2009 8:53pm CST
I got married last year, my wife and I both 26 years old. Her mother wants to we have a baby as soon as possbile. My mother-in-law is a coutrywomen and she said my wife is too old for have a baby. If my wife stil in country, she would have 2 babies at least now. Dear friends, is 26 too old for has a baby? I don't think so, and you?
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@srganesh (6345)
• India
1 Jun 09
Even though you 26 is not late,why should not you try early?Elder people can't be blamed as they want their grand children immediately.Some people do family planning in the early years of their marriage and when they are ready for a baby,they could not get one.then they have to hurry up for medical tests and all that.So,if you both are economically well settled,then have the first child as early as possible.You can postpone your second baby.Cheers!
@kalaga (547)
• United States
31 May 09
i know it is different in different countries and places.but i generally think it is ok to have babies at this age.the problems that are coming in now a days and how healthy we are compared to our parents and all..i think it is better to have babies early.so that by the time they become big we will still be able to take care of them like our parents did to us.but it is just my opinion.
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• United States
31 May 09
No, 26 is still young and there's absolutely no risk for her to have a baby. Now in your 40s it starts to have risks involved with it, but you have a long time to worry about that. I have a wonderful daughter and had her when I was 19. I think it would have been nice to wait til I had a career in place. Not parenting wise, but it's hard to afford juggling work school and parenting when you make minimum wage.
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• China
31 May 09
my daughter will 2 years old in coming Aug, my wife was 30 years old when she gave the birth to our goddess. but, i do not advise you have your baby so late, there are some differents in my surroundings. one of my workmate come from malaysia, he was enjoy two people's world and suposed they can have the baby after 30's, but they have to give up in the coming 40's birthday. that is differ from person to person. when some friend inquire me or my wife, our opinion is: if you like have a baby, she/he is the greatest gift from God, you can't manage this like project/business administration. another reason is: our parents enjoy helping us raising the child, it's better have the baby earlier take acount of their health. wish you have a good health and happiness baby.
@spalladino (17923)
• United States
31 May 09
No, 26 is not too old to have a baby. Here in the U.S. many women wait until they are in their 30s before having a baby because they are busy with their careers. It can be harder to get pregnant after the age of 30 but it's not impossible. So, don't let the family pressure you and your wife. Have a baby when you're ready.
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@caver1 (1765)
• United States
1 Jun 09
I do not think 26 is too old to have a baby, even a first baby. I was 30 when I had my first baby and 33 when my second baby was born. You need to have a baby when you and your wife are ready, not just because the mother-in-law is ready.
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
31 May 09
no, 26 is still young, like me i'm 28 but don't have a baby yet...but i don't mind i'm just waiting to have a baby...