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How old were you when you had a child?

(235 Posts)
Halfwayoranges Thu 02-Jun-16 20:33:15

I'm worrying about this. At work, anyone who reaches 30 seems panicked if they're not on their way to having a baby.

I'm nearly 30 and still single so nowhere near having children!

UmbongoUnchained Thu 02-Jun-16 20:34:12

22, will have more but will stop when I turn 30.

Roobix04 Thu 02-Jun-16 20:35:35

25 with dd. By the time this one pops I'll be 27

Roobix04 Thu 02-Jun-16 20:36:14

Ha just realised I was 24 with dd. Baby brain

ThePinkOcelot Thu 02-Jun-16 20:36:17

I was 33 when I had my first. I don't think it's old. People are having babies later these days.

Gardenbirds123 Thu 02-Jun-16 20:37:22

29 for first
Had several in short succession after that
Any problems with fertility in your family? Nowadays you get lots of first time mums a over 30, some even over 40(!) so unless you suspect a medical issue you can prob relax for a bit!wink

Ihatechoosingnames Thu 02-Jun-16 20:37:49

25 when I had DS, 27 when I had DD. DH and I had only been in a relationship for a year when I got pregnant (unplanned) so if we hadn't had DS when we did we probably wouldn't have had any children by now (I am now 28). We would have waited til we were in our early 30s I think.

BigApple11 Thu 02-Jun-16 20:40:24

29, 35, 37!!

Tootsiepops Thu 02-Jun-16 20:40:28

36. My daughter is 6 months old now. Will be trying for a sibling soon, so even older when (if) the next one comes along! Possibly 38 or 39 shock

Inexperiencedchick Thu 02-Jun-16 20:40:36

38, still single...
Hoping there won't be an issue to have at least one baby.
Have to find a man first.

Vintage1996 Thu 02-Jun-16 20:40:46

25 and unplanned, your age is perfect. I was too young.

Bryna Thu 02-Jun-16 20:40:57

28,30 and 37!

justdontevenfuckingstart Thu 02-Jun-16 20:41:11

21 and 23 was talking today with colleague she, is wondering to do again at 38. My other colleague is 50, he would try again in a heartbeat.

CityMole Thu 02-Jun-16 20:41:45

40. Was about to start ttc-ing when we discovered I was already pregnant (whilst on the pill!) Had a lovely straightforward pregnancy, although I did have a section (for breech baby- nothing age related), and there were some complications from the section and the baby had some lung probs initially but is fine. He's five weeks now. We may TTC next year, we may not- it will be interesting to see if it's as easy for us at 41!
Most of my friends have started their families in mid 30s but there are plenty having second or third babies in their late 30s/ early 40s.

pennygoodlife Thu 02-Jun-16 20:42:31

Met DH at 34, married at 36 DS at 37 DD at 40.job done. It happens when it happens

notoTTIP Thu 02-Jun-16 20:42:38

34 and 37

PortiaCastis Thu 02-Jun-16 20:42:44

18 ( yes I know )

MyBreadIsEggy Thu 02-Jun-16 20:43:21

19 when I fell pregnant with DD about 3 weeks after my wedding, 20 when she was born.
21 when I fell pregnant this time, will be 22 when baby arrives in November.

ohidoliketobe Thu 02-Jun-16 20:44:24

27 when DC1 was born and will be 29 when DC2 is due. DH is 2 years older than me. We're about average amongst friends of similar age, some have DCS similar age to ours and others are no where near that stage in their lives.
Fpr perspective, my parents were 16 and 18 when I was born, PIL were 40 and 43 when DH was born. We both grew up in happy environments and are (fairly...) well adjusted individuals (I think!).

MadameMaxGoesler Thu 02-Jun-16 20:44:31

Married at 29, DS1 at 38, DS2 at 41 (nearly 42).

Chinks123 Thu 02-Jun-16 20:44:36

18. You're definitely not too old!

ThornyBird Thu 02-Jun-16 20:44:48

27, 29, 33 and 35.

PurpleBun Thu 02-Jun-16 20:45:31

I'm 37 and currently 6 months pregnant with my first smile

Chillyegg Thu 02-Jun-16 20:45:44

22 I think could of been 23...not having anymore for a while though.

Stylingwax Thu 02-Jun-16 20:45:47

29 first, 32 second. Was a tad earlier than my friends with the first. Would love another.

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