How old did you have your first child

posted 6 months ago in Babies
  • poll: How old were you when you had your first child
    15-19 : (12 votes)
    8 %
    20-24 : (20 votes)
    14 %
    25-29 : (41 votes)
    28 %
    30-34 : (56 votes)
    38 %
    35-39 : (16 votes)
    11 %
    Over 40 : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 46
    Member
    376 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Married at 27, first baby at 31. I would *not* have been ready for a baby before I was 30!!!! 

    Didnt have any trouble conceiving, I had somewhat assumed we would have at least 6 months of trying due to a lot of awareness over fertility issues via friends & family. It came as a bit of a shock when it happened on the second cycle! 

    Becomimg a parent was a shock to the system even though on paper we were more than ready – owned a house, both had steady jobs, had travelled/lived life in our 20’s etc. It took a good 5-6 months to fully adjust and accept our life had changed forever. 7 months down the line I absolutely adore spending time with our little girl and I’m going to miss her so much when I go back to work! 

    There’s no right age to have a child, my mother in law had 3 kids before she was 30 and my aunt had 2 kids after she was 40. Both are amazing parents and have good lives. Do it whenever is right for you 🙂 

    Post # 47
    Member
    167 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2008

    I’m 34 and my first is due soon. I can’t imagine procreating in my 20’s but maybe I was a late bloomer. Me and my husband got married young and spent our 20’s drinking too much, travelling, having fun, working on all our issues, establishing ourselves, and being selfish and sleeping in. To us, it was nice to be young and carefree for a good while. But not everyone needs that.

    Post # 48
    Member
    288 posts
    Helper bee

    We started dating when we were both 27, got engaged 6 months later and (oops!) got pregnant seven months before our planned wedding.  We moved our wedding up a few months so I was about 4.5 months pregnant on our wedding day.  My daughter was born the day after my 29th birthday and we had been married a little over 4 months. We will wait until our daughter is 3 to start TTC our second since that is when I will be done with my doctorate. We packed alot in to the three years we have been together but I love our life so much and I wouldnt trade our daughter for anything. She was our happiest accident 🙂 

    Post # 49
    Member
    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Not TTC (we are planning to TTC after a year of marriage, in a few months) yet, but I’ll be 24 by the time we will have our first. Hubby will be 30.

    We already have a home, so I think a lot of that has contributed to both of us feeling ready to start a family soon.

    Post # 50
    Member
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I can guarantee I am the oldest mom here. Had our first (and likely only) when I was 45. We got married at 42, tried on our own for a year before moving to IVF where I got pregnant at 44 then miscarried. Pregnant again at 44 and turned 45 one month before having him. The crazy part is that we don’t know if we are done. Probably can’t get pregnant (and wont do IVF again) but one never knows. We are letting go and letting God. 

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