(Closed) When is this clock ticking a reality?

posted 8 years ago in TTC
  • poll: What age does the clock ticking idea starts to be a reality?

    23-25 years old

    26 years old

    27 years old

    28 years old

    29 years old

    30 years old

    31 years old

    32 years old

    33 years old

  • Post # 3
    4950 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    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
    162 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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
    247 posts
    Helper bee

    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
    676 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    6354 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2006

    I don’t know. But I know I have major baby fever!

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