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What´s the right age to become a parent?

edited July 2016 in Pregnancy
I always knew I was going to be a mum someday. Initially I wanted to have lots of babies and not too late either but then life got in the way. I was working a lot and living in different countries.

Then when I was 25 I met my husband, we both knew quite quickly that that was it. 6 years on our little baby was here. We have since decided that one baby is enough for us as we want to offer him everything possible and give him all our attention.

I was almost 32 when I gave birth to our monkey and for me it was the right age. A bit younger would have been ok too but just a few years as I would not want to miss living my live before becoming a mum.

I don’t think I would have tried for a long time if it hadn’t worked straight away as for me 35 is the limit.

What do you think is the right age?



  • I met my husband when I was 28 years old. I finished school and worked already for quite some time before I found somebody that I could imagine having a family with. 3 years alter I gave birth to my little boy and I think it was the rights age. For me it was very important to find the right partner. If I would have met him earlier in my life then i mights have had my son earlier.
  • the right partner was very important for us too, I would not have wanted to have a baby with just someone or even having to be on my own.
    Circumstances needed to be right first. I am still a bit old fashioned when it comes to that, first Job, marriage and then a baby.
  • My parents had me really young. I didn't want to end up I the same situation because they warned me so much about that, but I feel in some ways like I may have waited too long. Most of my friends had kids from either really young to early 20's. It's too late to speculate but now I only have a few years left if I want to have another child. I think early to mid-20's is probably best, but that's only my opinion and I'm sure there are exceptions.

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