Getting Pregnant After 35 Years Old: Advantages Of Having Children After 35

By Myka Bomediano, Parent Herald March 21, 06:10 am

Most people would say that having a baby at 30 can be dangerous to your health. However, that isn't always the case. In fact, there are some advantages to having children at age 35. 

By age 35, you are older and wiser, and have experienced more in life, so you have a broader view of the world. E-How noted that with all the life experiences you already went through, you are more equipped to raise kids - from conflict resolution to dealing with stress, to emergency preparedness, you know you have it in you.

You had the time to set down roots and go far in your career, so you are more able to afford child care. Having already achieved a stable career, you have more options - you can choose to work at the same level as you are more likely to be able to afford child care, or take a step back.

Having already established yourself means you have earned credibility to move around your schedules. You can even take a break from work altogether - you know you can pick up where you left off when you want to go back to working again.

Your own parents are likely retired, so you will have help as well. Older moms are grateful if they have help from family, and if you have children a little later on in life, you will likely have more help from family members.

Not only that, with many other friends having gone down the parenthood road before you, they can give you advice about every stage in your child's development. Tap on these resources for advice!

Of course, there are also negative aspects to having kids in your mid-30s. Chances of getting pregnant are only slightly lower than when you were in your late 20s, but risks of having a miscarriage or babies being born with Down syndrome may be higher. As Baby Center noted, fertility is different for every woman, but to be safe - if you're in your 30s, it's time to get serious about reproduction if you want to have children, especially if you want to have more than one.

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