What Is The Best Age To Have a Baby?

The Healthiest Age For a Woman to Have a Baby


BabyHave you ever wondered what the best age is for a woman to have a baby? I have too. Generations ago women were having babies in their teens and early twenties and that was considered by many to be the healthiest age for a woman to conceive. For me, having a baby right now-at age 25-is so far off of my radar because I am passionate about my career, haven’t dated all that much or had enough wonderful experiences with just my friends.

Some of my married friends have children and I think that’s wonderful for them if they are content and that’s where they want to be. Personally, I want to wait a bit, and luckily I’m not alone.

A great deal of women are choosing to have babies after 30 and this decision is okay when it comes to the health of their baby.  According to John Mirowsky, a sociologist at the University of Texas at Austin, women can “reasonably expect optimal health outcomes from delaying motherhood into their thirties.”

And believe it or not , research has shown that having a baby in your 30s is better on momma’s health down the line. Women who had their babies after 30 reported having more energy and overall better health as they got into their later years.

The reason women are having babies “later” has to do with them finishing up school, focusing on their careers, or perhaps their need for independence.

The 30s seem to be the magic time for women to have a child. And there are plenty of women who have had babies in their forties and both them and their children are perfectly healthy.  Coming up with a plan with your doctor is the safest bet in ensuring the healthiest and happiest pregnancy possible.

 Healthy Pregnancy in Your 40s

 

babyHave you noticed that celebrities are having babies later and later nowadays?  Gwen Stefani is 44 years old and pregnant, and Halle Berry had a baby at 47.  This brings hope and happiness to women who choose to wait a bit longer to have families.  Studies are showing that more women than ever are choosing to have their babies later on in life.  There have been many instances where women in their 40s give birth to happy and healthy babies.  There are said to be health risks when waiting to coneceive as well, so talk to your doctor about the best plan for you.

Advantages to having babies later

Women tend to be more financially stable later in life.  They have probably held a job, received a college education, and learned to fend for themselves. They also have more life experience and may have a better footing on how to care for a child.  As we age, we gain greater mental and physical stamina so our more mature brains and bodies may be that much more effective for parenting.

 Advantages to having babies earlier

It has been said that as soon as a woman enters into her 30s her fertility starts to go down.  So if you want a higher chance of being able to conceive, you may wish to have a baby earlier.  There can also be less of a chance for miscarriages when you conceive earlier because a woman’s eggs in her earlier years are more likely to be stronger.  As you get older your eggs can tend to get older with you.

If a woman is having problems conceiving, there are options like in-vitro fertilization and having her eggs frozen.  Chiropractic care can help a pregnant woman to be in the best health possible by aligning her skeletal system and making sure that everything is in the right place, making it easier to conceive. Believe it or not, babies can also be adjusted!  Think about all of the trauma that happens when a baby is born, from the delivery process, to the doctor pulling the baby out of the mother.  Chiropractors can make sure that the baby’s body is in alignment.  

 

 

Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.

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