Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018
I have heard of the word clock ticking several times. Is there an age at which this starts to happen or is it something more psychological? I would lke to see your votes and opinions. Thanks.
Post # 3
Women’s bodies start losing the ability to carry a healthy child to term in their 40s, so in that sense, our clocks start ticking around then.
For me, every woman in my family has had their first child at 25… so mine will psychologically start ticking then.
Post # 4
A woman’s fertility is highest in her early 20’s and starts decreasing at age 25. Personally, I would like to have a child before the age of 30. For me, if I don’t have any kids by that age I will feel like my clock is ticking.
One of my aunts had her baby at age 35, and the other had her last baby at age 40. Both healthy children!
Got this chart off of babycenter.com
Post # 5
In my head, it’s 30-35ish.
In terms of biological ability it begins decreasing at 25 (on average). However a lot of fertility is genetic as well as biological. We are what our parents genetic code built us to be. In my family there is a high risk of miscarriage and still birth so anything after 25 is almost too late. However the women in my SO’s family are fertile into their mid to late 30’s. Having healthy children and pregnancies.
The ‘facts’ make me wish I hadn’t taken my a large percentage of my degree in anatomy. (With a heavy interest in fertility.) Plus when women start to worry doesn’t always match with the biological facts.
Post # 6
I personally want kids young. I already have one and plan to start TTC in about 6 months. I will hopefully be done having children by 25. Your fertility starts going down after 25 and your risks for birth defects and problems in your pregnancy raise significantly after 35
Post # 7
45 is when the risk of the only genetic mutation that can be caused from the mother to child (Down’s) is actually a true risk.
Earlier for men, as they transmit all the other mutations and this risk increases every year.
Post # 8
I don’t know. But I know I have major baby fever!