I'm just curious. I have an older brother who's dating a 35 year old woman (with no children) and they plan on having a child. However, I've heard that once a woman hits her 30s, it's going to be much more difficult for them to have kids.
- YesVote A
- NoVote B
Sorry for the typo in my question.
Most Helpful Girl
I had my daughter when I was 36.
I was considered "high risk" and took the appropriate testing to be sure she was healthy. Otherwise, it was no different than any other pregnancy.
Women are getting pregnant much later now. I admit it is odd as a 48 year old woman to have a ten year old child; all my peers have kids in college and high school and the fellow 10 year old moms are much younger than I.
On the other hand, I did all my "living" and was emotionally in a great place to be a mom.1
Most Helpful Guy
The risk of woman giving birth to a child with down syndrome or other disabilities increases with age. Just because you can have a child in your 40s doesn't mean you should. Too many women wait until their mid and late thirties thinking that they will have time but the real truth is that women are biologically supposed to have kids in their late teens and twenties. Obviously I recognise women's right to choose when they have kids and women's right to a career, I also know that its hard for modern women to find a partner, balance a career and decide the right time to have kids and then raise them. Men are in the same boat as a man may be fertile into his fifties but his sperm has a best before date too.0