Risks of Forming Babby
September 17, 2012 12:27 PM Subscribe
My partner is in her her mid-30s. We've got at least a year before we're in a position to be trying to have children. Just how freaked out should I be about the increased risk of health problems in the kids/etc?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (31 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a guy, dating a fantastic woman. I love her and I want to marry her and have kids with her, but right now we're both in a pretty unstable, low-income place (grad school). Our timeline has us both graduating and (knock wood) employed in decent jobs in about a year. The plan that we've discussed is to get hitched after we graduate, and start trying to have kids then. That puts her in her mid-to-late thirties, depending on the exact particulars. I know it's possible to have kids well into the 30s without too many problems (my mother was in her mid 30s when I was conceived, and I turned out alright, except for this whole "going to grad school" lunacy), but I've read a lot of Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt about these things. I realize this is likely to get a lot of anecdotes (which are not the singular form of "data"), but I guess I'm just hoping for some pointers to things I should read/know about the risks, and ways to minimize them.