Post # 1
Just out of curiosity – How old were you when you started TTC for the first time? I am currently 26 (about to be 27) and my husband is about to be 29. We are planning on TTC soon. It seems like many people think that is young to start trying. It has made me kind of self conscious in a way. I have very irregular cycles and worry that it may take us awhile to conceive. I know it’s different for everybody, but what age did you start TTC and were you happy that you started then or would you have changed anything?
To add – we both have stable jobs and own a home with plenty of room for little ones 🙂
Post # 2
We started trying when I was 26 and he was 30, and got pregnant with our first when I was 27/he was 31. He already had a kid when he was 20, though.
Post # 3
I was 29 and he was 30. We started trying a month after the wedding so couldn’t have started much sooner. I gave birth to our daughter when we were 32.
Post # 4
We were 28 when we started TTC and our daughter was born a week shy of my husbands 30th and a month shy of mine.
Post # 5
I was 26 when we started TTC our daughter. We got pregnant our second monthly actively trying. I’m currently 28, and we will be starting TTC #2 in a couple months.
Post # 6
We are planning to start this coming summer when we are both 30. I’m always getting comments that I’m waiting too long/getting old 🙄
There’s no one right age to start TTC. My brother and his wife had their first when they were 26. For me, I definitely didn’t want a baby at 26 but they are happy with their decision. I wouldn’t really worry what other people say. It’s not really their business anyway.
Post # 7
We are currently 16 weeks pregnant, I am 34 and my husband is 41. We ideally both would have liked kids a bit sooner but our lives didn’t turn out like that and we only met 3 years ago.
Post # 8
I was 30 the 1st baby and 33 the 2nd baby.
Post # 9
Welcome to parenting! Everyone has an opinion and majority of them dont matter at all. Do what you and your husband feel is best for your family 🙂
Post # 10
Just shy of 31 when we started TTC, a MMC and then several months of trying later and I’ll be 32 when I give birth to my first at the end of this year.
We were married when I was just shy of 29 but I had just changed jobs and wanted some time to settle in before trying and then we had a big intercontinental move coming up so we held off for that to avoid having to do it with a newborn, otherwise we would have started trying earlier.
I think it’s less about age and more about stage of life. If I had been married, with a stable job/career, and a house at 26 – I would have started TTC then. Instead I was in the first year of my PhD, traveling ~8 months a year for research, and only newly dating my SO.
Post # 11
I’m 31 and my husband is 28. We didn’t want to start trying until we were married, so we started on our honeymooon a few months ago!
I have been hearing “You’re running out of time” for a few years though!
Post # 12
I don’t think you’re too young at all. I started TTC when I was 31, I’m 32 now and pregnant. DH is 40.
Post # 13
I would have liked to start TTC at 26, but my husband and I had an agreement that we wouldn’t seriously talk babies until he was 30 (he wanted to feel established in his career etc). Then had some complications arise, so I guess technically started TTC at the very end of 27/I had my successful IUI on my 28th birthday haha.
Post # 14
I just started at 29, but I met my husband when I was 26 so it took us a few years to get married and to feel ready for the next step together. I don’t think 26 is too young at all — reproductively it’s a great age!
Post # 15
we are both 29, NTNP, will actively start trying after our 30th birthday which I still think is young!! I go back and forth between broody and feeling too young and I’m 29 lol! Each to their own, I think 26 is a good age if it’s right for you!