Too old to start a family?
January 28, 2012 9:17 PM Subscribe
I am 28 and my husband is 25. We have been considering the prospect of starting a family in the next 2-3 years. I am apprehensive because I am concerned that I may too old to do this (I would be about 30 when we started -- we are considering having 3 children, so I would be mid to later 30's when we are done.)
I am worried that I may be too old to safely have children (I am concerned about pregnancy difficulties and complications).
posted by neanderloid to human relations (59 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I am also worried that my age may increase the likelihood that our children would have congenital defects or some other issue because I would be considered an older mother.
Also, I wonder if parenting is too demanding for a woman to start with 3 children in her 30's. (I would be in my late 40's early 50's when they are teenagers, learning to drive, ect.)
I am not sure that this is a good idea, so we are considering all the options at point. Some other ideas are reducing the number of children we would plan to have (maybe one or two rather than three), or adopting children rather than creating them biologically.
Does anyone have any thoughts or experience that they would be willing to share, or any recommendations on this topic in terms of books, podcasts or other information?
Thank you for reading this post and have a wonderful day!
My husband and I have been married 7 months and together for 5 years.
We are both fairly established on our careers and have good financial backing in terms of savings and insurance.
We have just purchased a house.
Let me know if you would like any additional information.