Is it too late to have your first baby at 30?

United States
December 27, 2006 3:25pm CST
I am 29 now and probably won't get pregnat unitl after im 30. My fiance and i are getting married in nov 2007. I will then be 30 and will probably get pregnant after that. Should i only have one child since i have a step son or should I have 2 more children?
6 responses
• United States
27 Dec 06
I think that the best place to start for advice is with a family doctor. Everyone is different, and that is what will tell you if it is safe, or what it will entail to have a child in your 30's. I know that is probably in my plans as well, but it is always best to know the risks before going into something as important and life-changing as this.
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• United States
27 Dec 06
thanks for the advice.
@kawillow74 (1417)
• United States
27 Dec 06
It depends on how many you want to have that is a choice you and you husband will have to make. And know 30 is not to old to have kids allot of people are even older.Congrat on getting married.
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• United States
27 Dec 06
thanks he wants only one more since they cost so much, but i think well have to talk about it after the first one is born.
• Canada
27 Dec 06
It's totally normal to give birth to child when your age is 30. There are some who fathered the third child at 45! You are still young. So go ahead and have fun. You should also see any problems that I might arise with the birth of a child. Sometimes when both the parents are unemployed or both are employed with less income, they find it difficult to raise kids. So you must think from that point of view too.
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@kellahinx (372)
• United States
27 Dec 06
it has been shown that more complications arise in pregnant women who are 35+, but this doesn't mean you should not have kids. you should determine how many you want and make a responsible decision to have the children and consult a doctor.
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• United States
18 Jul 07
I can't believe you would even think that. 30 is still very young. Most people nowadays aren't starting to have babies until then. As long as your financially capable of raising more kids, I'd say go for it!
• United States
18 Jul 07
I certainly hope it's not too late. Lol. I'm 28. We've been trying for almost a year and nothing yet. I want about 3 children. So...I'll be far into my 30s before I'm done.