I ask because I am 28 and about to give birth. I am really surprised that people keep calling me a young mother. I thought young mothers were at least a few years younger than me.
I do look a lot younger than my age, I get asked for ID everywhere, even on things that you only need to be 18 for, so maybe that's part of it, but even people who know my age say things like "oh you're a young mother anyway, so your body will bounce back faster" or "young mothers usually have less complications during labour, so you'll do ok" it's weird. I'm not even that far off from 30, and 30 is old.
Most Helpful Guy
30 isn't old. That's why. :)
Mothers are generally between the ages of 20 and 100. So yeah, you're a young mother.1
Most Helpful Girl
I think young mother would be mid-twenties at the latest. I don't think 28 is too young or would be considered a young mom. To me that would seem average.
I guess in society now most people are waiting to have kids.
I'm 26 and I feel like if I had a kid now I would feel like an old mom, like I waited forever. Because most of my friends already have a few kids, one has 4 kids. Most of my friends started at 18. So I'm going to be an 'old mom' if I have kids any time soon! (which is crazy to think about!). Lots of people are pressuring me to have kids right now and I want to wait until I find someone.0