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Ed777

  2 months ago

Biological time clock!

Its not just women that have them! At 36 I am quite aware that if I want to have a child I need to get a move on. My twin brother had his first child when he was 27. My parents were 41/42 when we were born but that was unplanned. What age is the best age to have a child?
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Cuss

  2 months ago
Before you are too old to run about and enjoy them Ed, get a move on whilst you can still get up the ladder to the slide in the playground. Reply
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E7700514t77

  2 months ago
There are arguments for having them young and then being able to resume your life in your 40s when they are grown up but maybe in your 20s you don't have the financial security nor the maturity.
Having them later means you may have a better financial situation, you have had a career and a youth and are ready to make sacrifices for your children.
I was 37,39 and 42 when I had my 3. No medical problems as I am fit and healthy and I was ready to take a back seat and focus on doing the best for my children.
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SimpleP

  2 months ago
Ed I am 36 as well and still in my prime ! ( I hope = LOL ) we had James at 19 yes unplanned and yes unmarried then Mary came along when we were 23 and by then married I now tell people that 19 is far to young but 23 would be ok as it takes time to settled in to a job once you have you qualifications / skills and a home of your own, people who wait until late 30 early 40 can struggle to have children but once they have the child / children they seam more wanted and more mature when they are in there teens I see this in children / teens I take on my coach from both state and privet schools also my two went of in Mary's case still goes to a state funded Grammar school I see here the age difference of parents and how children are brought up, yes still wanted and loved but age plays a huge part Reply
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hess72

  2 months ago
there is also the expectation, why is it expected of you, of anyone really, if you really want them and can afford the time and provide for them then great but never think its what ,your supposed to do so youd better get on and do it, i never wanted the responsibility myself, i remember my doctor asking me why i wanted to and i told him it was about time so he enlightened me Reply
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Mark_W

  2 months ago
When you can afford it - too many have them without the means to afford them in my opinion! Reply
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g2714572

  2 months ago
You may blood* hurry up Ed by whatever means your doing it ..:) my mum met my dad late well she though so at 35 starting to have children , my dad was 44 .... she had complications and was in hosp months due to BP issues and heavy smoking up smoking the whole way through pregnancy ... they raised me , but were awful set in their ways i think , as used to single life i guess, my father more so as he was in the RAF from 18 - 43
they had major health issues from their 60 s on both of them i cared for them both years which is ok no bother that's life they brought me into the world and did their best , and their age was always a factor in my life to later on in my twentys ..... am not saying it was a burden ,
but maybe best being younger starting a family when fitter and less cranky ( imagine you in your 50 s 60 s ..dear dear :)
I know your doing similar in a round about way though your parents are healthy they are no spring chickens and seems we have that in common ( bout the only thing ) :) least you v your brother though over the sea he will support you when it comes to that time ...
Again hurry up !!!! for jes** sake , not sure what age Sol is .. well he needs to hurry up to! :) so a child you have is not caring for you in their youth :) ...
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trevjohn

  2 months ago
...but you're such an old fuddy duddy and an embarrassment to kids here twice your age :)). Reply
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TheOldDragonsPaul

  2 months ago
The old Dragon tells me that 27 is the oldest to have a 'first child' ~ I beat that without her help !
A young lady I knew in Portsmouth once told me age doesn't matter; her sister was 15 at the time and very pregnant !!
I've done my bit to increase the worlds population ~ over to you, ED !!!
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BarrieB

  2 months ago
I don't think a best time exists Ed but obviously the woman has to be fertile.
We have no children & have never wanted any but older women are more likely to have problems than younger women.
Ultimately no one NEEDS a child but all children need care & protection including those put up for adoption.
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spartan3002

  2 months ago
63 Ed , then they'll have to fend for themselves , and look after their parents - that would be novel ! Reply
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