When to start having children?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. QudsiaP1 profile image60
    QudsiaP1posted 7 years ago

    When to start having children?

  2. vinividivici profile image58
    vinividiviciposted 7 years ago

    After getting married. And to get married? After you are adult.

  3. ontopic profile image50
    ontopicposted 7 years ago

    I think that you are ready, you can go on...

  4. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Obstetrically, 24 is said to be a good age.  Generally speaking, I'd say mid-20's to early 30's.  People aren't really finished maturing until then (the skeleton and brain are just finishing up maturing), but waiting until 35 can mean running into increased risk of fertility problems or other problems.

    Speaking only from personal preference, I think late twenties to very early thirties is ideal.   Besides believing the more mature someone is before starting a family, the better; I think it's nice for women (and men) to be able to spend most of their twenties as young adults who don't yet have the responsibilities and worries of being a parent.  It gives time for a little extra education and career building (or just for living as a young, childless, adult).

    On the other end of things, I have found that I think having my children in my late twenties, with the youngest (third) at born when I was 32; I've gotten to feel younger that much longer.   I'm just going through the emptying of the nest now, and I still have lots of time to "just be me" before becoming a grandmother (if I'm going to be one). 

    To address the myth that mothers who have their children just that much later don't have energy:   I have far more energy now than I did either before I had kids.  I really think some people who feel tired past 40 are tired because of their lifestyle (or something else).   OR, maybe when someone is 44 and has a 24-year-old they just feel older and more tired than someone who is 50 and still has a son or daughter still in college - I don't know....

  5. lex123 profile image70
    lex123posted 7 years ago

    After enjoying some time with your husband, (about 1-3 years) thinking of a family is a good idea. By then emotionally and to some extent financially too, a couple might be ready to accept the new responsibility of parenthood.

  6. QudsiaP1 profile image60
    QudsiaP1posted 7 years ago

    Lisa HW, thank you for your descriptive answer, it was wonderful.

    Lis and vini, thank you for your answers as well.

    Morson, lol the question was general, not about me, so I was asking from the side of both genders, unless you meant about same gender relationship.

    ontopic, you were definitely, on topic. smile

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)