As a woman who’s approaching the big 3-0, I can feel my biological clock ticking. Well, it’s either that or the constant pressure from my mothers to produce grandchildren.
On second thought, it’s definitely the latter. They grew up, and we still are raised, believing that as soon as you hit a certain age( widely believed to be 30 ), that your odds of having a happy, healthy child go down. But as modern medication improves, this is becoming more of a myth. The truth is, girls are having babies later on in life — and they’re generally just as healthy as moms who give birth in their early 20 s.
But what’s it like for more mature moms and daddies — and how old is too old ? These “older” parents sound off 😛 TAGEND
1. “I feel like being a 30 -year-old mother of an infant you get less support. As a young mother, everyone wants you to do well so they help you out but at 30 you’re expected to have your shit together and know what you’re doing.”
( via imnotacrazyperson)
2. “My wife and I got a surprise in my late 30 s( my son was born when I was 39 ). Being an older mother has had its positives and negatives. All in all I think in my case it is a good thing that I am an older mother. I do not believe that I had the maturity to be an effective mother when I was younger.”
( via oracle_of_idiocy)
3. “I had a kid at 39.5. I am the product of multiple divorces and it took me a long time to find an awesome daddy for my child. I actually broke up with the previous boyfriend because it was pretty obvious he’d be a horrible father( he never had kids ). I’ve learned that there really is no ‘proper’ way of doing things.”
( via moretoastplease)
( via vyvantage)
( via LeannaBard)