Post # 1
Darling Husband and I are ready to have babies but a great opportunity just came up for me to get my masters at my job and also very very cheap.
Long story short….I am nervous about waiting until I am almost 30 to start a family. What if we wait to long and I cant have kids. Is 30 way to early to be worried about that? It seems there is conflicting infromation online about when a womens fertility decreases.
So, my question is how old where you when you had your first baby? also i am welcoming any thoughts on this subject.
Post # 3
Wow I feel old. I’m currently 27 and just last night told Fiance that I don’t even want to think about kids until at least 30. then we can talk.
Post # 4
The “average” age for women to be TTC now is 32.
Post # 5
I’m hoping to be pregnant by end of year. I’ll be 29. Sometimes that’s just the way it works out. I’m not worried at all.
Post # 6
@Meowkers: dont feel old! I guess this is my question. Am I just being paranoid? I have this weird thing that I am very afraid that I cannot have kids. I think it is because Darling Husband wants kids so bad and I would be heart broken if I could not give him that. I am crying just thinking about it. lol Boy I am emotional about this subject. 🙂
Post # 7
@firsttimemom: oh, cool. That is an interesting stat to know. Thanks for sharing!
Post # 8
I am hoping to be pregnant sometime this year (I am 27, 28 in august).
Post # 9
I’ll be 32 when I start TTC. Hit that average right on the head! =)
Post # 10
I’m not pregnant yet, but I’m hoping to start TTC next year.
EDIT: Guess I should probably include that I just turned 23.
Post # 11
@Meowkers: EXACT SAME HERE!
Post # 12
Now days, I’ve heard several women having their first child between the ages of 30-34. I am definitely going to wait until I’m 30 to have kids… IF I have kids 🙂 Then again, you do hear a lot of women who have trouble becoming pregnant. It’s a hard process but worth it if you feel you need to wait. And who knows, even if you start now you may have the same type of difficulties. Goodluck! 🙂
Post # 13
I didn’t vote because I haven’t had a baby and don’t intend to, but I do want to assure you that it’s pretty normal to wait until 29 or later. Of all the dozens of women I know, only four have had or are planning to have kids before age 30.
Post # 14
I’ll have my 1st baby in September. I turn 30 next month.
Post # 15
We’re waiting until we’re married to start a family and I’ll be 34 a month after the wedding. It’s not a big deal. It was important for both of us to have as much fun as possible being childless because we have seen a lot of friends have children too young and then feel trapped.
Post # 16
We are not going to start TTC until I am 29 1/2 (haha) – basically around our one year anniversary. We are planning on two for sure, hopefully three. I have 6 really close girlfriends from college, and most of us are waiting until our 30’s. I think it’s a great age to have kids – you’re established, have money, got the partying stuff out of the way – I say don’t be paranoid and go for your masters!