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By StillTooYoung - / Sunday 20 January 2013 13:13 / United States
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Some people are scared to have a baby for many reasons, bad childhood or they don't think they can provide well enough

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Some people aren't ready for kids at 35. My mom had me when she was forty! Isn't it better to have them at 35 than 18, anyway?

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no. it would be 16.5 to be precise. technically with age 16 would be correct, but using the formula 16.5 is the most accurate answer.

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98 - not to get too technical, but no. It is biologically far better for both mother and child if the child is conceived in the mother's late teens/early 20's. Once a woman hits her mid 20's pregnancy becomes much more physically tasking and risky for mother and child, and any reputable doctor will watch any woman who gets pregnant in her 30's or later like a hawk, because there is a significantly higher chance for complications. Now, I'm not advocating that every girl go out and get knocked up

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107, your point of view is narrow-minded. Aside from biology there's also society and finances. At 20 young family most likely will have no money (unless they were born into rich family or were lucky to build successful business). They'll be searching for jobs, etc., having kids at this age might be difficult because of financial/career implications. At 40 the family most likely will be "established" - both spouses will have paying jobs, and possibly better paying jobs, so they most l

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try again at what? correct math? sorry for being an engineering student and being very accurate with math answers. show me where 33/2=16 and ill shut up.

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114, sorry for being a programmer, but although "16 * 2 is 32", 33/2 is 16 in case of integer division performed on CPU.

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Not to a woman's body, and not to her offspring. Older parents (yes, even the father's age) increase the risk of autism, disfigurement, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and many other conditions in their offspring if they do not have their first child until after age 35 (women) or age 40 (men). These statistics are somewhat more relaxed for parents who are older if the mother has had children previously.

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Having kids later in life does increase the risk of difficulties during the pregnancy and the risk problems for the baby and mother. The baby could be more likely to have mental or physical disabilities and greater the chance of the mother having postpartum depression.

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True, but at 32 OP's biological clock is ticking. I recommend she have a serious discussion with her man, and maybe follow it up with couples therapy. Obviously hubby has a few kinks to work out.

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Pulling the goalie. I like that term for it. Stopping birth control without warning is a horrible thing to do, but at least now it has a cool nickname.

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I actually got that reference, #57 :p and yeah, I'd hurry with finding out about whether your man wants kids or not, the sooner you know the better

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He shouldn't change his mind due to an empty threat. If she wants kids and he doesn't, they'll figure out whether or not their relationship and differences will really work. If it does and they come to some sort of compromise - great. If not and they divorce, she should ask the next guy if he wants a family before they marry.

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Oh, you mean the "BE MY BABY'S DADDY!" FML? Yeah, that one is pretty old. Kudos for remembering it.

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Yeah, lol. That was the one where they were doing the deed & she wrapped her legs around him at the last moment when he was about to pull out... But after a certain age, eggs are no longer viable. And if they are, doctors call it a high risk pregnancy and your child is more at risk... As the people before said...for example Trisomy 21. Sucks to be a female, because males produce sperm for their entire lives. We are born with all we'll ever have. (Yes, studies are being done on how good sper

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I think that if he doesn't want kids an he is that rude just tell him u won't give him a blowjob for 6 months till he give u what u want

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34- I get the feeling #7 sent that thought incomplete. "...and how old he will be when the kid's in high school" or college perhaps. I know I wouldn't want to be worrying about helping my kids with their college tuition when I'm looking at retirement. At 35, he might not want to wait too much longer, especially if they want more than one child, IMHO. :P

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And the babbling incoherently stage, the making a mess of everything stage, the wrecking your valuables stage, the "But whyyyyyyyy?" stage, the three years where they're actually decent stage, and the "my parents are the dumbest fucks on the planet" stage. But I want to get my tubes tied, so maybe OP shouldn't send her husband to either one of us for advice.

It takes a while for your body to adjust to being off birth control--especially if you've been on it a while. If he really is sincere, give him the facts. It could take you a few years to conceive and if you want to have second baby you're then already over 35. Once you hit 35 the vitality of your eggs starts spiraling downward.

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