Nature says the menopause
What is considered to old these days to have a baby? Watch
- 15-04-2013 12:41
- 15-04-2013 14:23
My parents were 20 and 26 when I was born. And my partners parents were both in their early 40s.. There isn't any difference both our set of parents . Personally I would want children once I've reached the peak off my career which I hope to be around 30yrs, this would make my partner 34. I just want to be comfortably financially and have lived my life a little before I 'settle' down.
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- 15-04-2013 14:35
I would say that you're too old once you're in the upper 50s. Obviously women will usually be unable much earlier.
My Dad was 46 when I was born so older parents is not something I find odd.
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- 15-04-2013 14:44
The oldest ever natural mother was 70 when she had twins (I think). I think that's too old really - she could potentially die before her children get beyond primary school.
But with IVF we are seeing more mothers into their late 40s and even 50s so late motherhood is seeming to become - not the norm but more normal than it was 50 years ago or something.