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What age is a good age to start trying for children?

I am 23 now and wondered when is the ideal age to start planning a family. I own my own home and both me and my partner have good jobs and we both want children but not sure when is the best time for us. He is 27

Asked By: Sophia - 4/20/2007
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Anything between sixteen and forty-five ! ! !
Answered By: Emma Chizzett - 4/20/2007
Additional Answers (34)
In my opinion the age you are at now sounds pretty good to me. It seems like you both have everything together.
Answered By: Law - 4/20/2007
 
the best time to start a family is when you are both finacialy secure and both want kids which it sounds like you are so start trying now
Answered By: Tracey S - 4/20/2007
 
Once you are married.
Answered By: kja63 - 4/20/2007
 
when you both feel te time is right,good luck
Answered By: SERVICE CREW - 4/20/2007
 
live your life 1st i did'nt have my 1st child till i was 25 so dont rush into it enjoy ur self but the answer to ur question id say late 20's is good enough u dont want kids to young
Answered By: Keith W - 4/20/2007
 
The best age is 25 but if you want to start now you could cuz your BF 27.
Answered By: Kandle - 4/20/2007
 
You're at a good age now - I'm partial since I conceived my first at 23... More
Answered By: downinmn - 4/20/2007
 
i think you should start in an age that you are ready to and dont rush take your time its not easy being a mother ask your parents.
Answered By: DESIREE N - 4/20/2007
 
It varies. Some people are ready when they are in their early 20's while others need to wait until 30. If you are ready for a big change (i.e. giving up weekends, sleepless nights, etc.) you could start soon. If you would like more time to be a bit "selfish," do it now...that will all be gone when a baby enters the... More
Answered By: Mom of 3 - 4/20/2007
 
i say anything over 21, when you are financially stable, and know you can handle a kid, then go for it, but don't rush in to it, enjoy life now, travel, shop, live! lol! there are tons of joys i guess that come with having a baby, but wait a little while, thats just my opinion, i plan to have a baby when i am 27 though... More
Answered By: buddyholly4eva - 4/20/2007
 
Any time after you get married is a good time.
Answered By: e_imommy - 4/20/2007
 
right about now is a good time...my mom had me when she was exactly ur age! and here husband was 25. and they did a great job w/ me.
Answered By: nikki - 4/20/2007
 
u should go &start but not in ur teens
Answered By: kittykat923 - 4/20/2007
 
Just had to answer this one because I'm also 23 with a 27 yr. old husband and we also own our home and are trying to decide when to start trying. So I feel you. If you both want children and feel secure in your jobs then go for it! No time like the present, right? And at 23 you are probably as fertile as you'll ever be... More
Answered By: Elsa - 4/20/2007
 
Try to have children before you are 30... More
Answered By: LouisaHolloway - 4/20/2007
 
A baby completely changes your life. Don't get me wrong, it's great, but it can be very tough. If you have close family nearby then that will really help you.
Answered By: Nexus6 - 4/20/2007
 
In MHO, the best time to start having children is AFTER you have been married for a while, and are sure that you and your husband are in it for the long haul. Having a baby is the most stressful, but also the most wonderful thing that can ever happen in your life. I was 27 when I had my first, and even then, still... More
Answered By: One Race The Human Race - 4/20/2007
 
Age is nothing but a number. I had different plans for my life but it didnt happen the way I had it planned but I wouldnt change it for the world. I am 22 and have two childre. I had my first child when I was 18 and my 2nd when I was 21. I do not have a job.. I am currently a stay at home mother but my husband has... More
Answered By: felicialuvsbilly - 4/20/2007
 
Only you can say when the time is right for you, but I think you need to make sure you are financially stable, committed to each other and your sure your ready to put your life on hold for quite a few years, if you both feel ready for the commitment that parenting needs then I'd say go for it, but as I already said... More
Answered By: kitty kat - 4/20/2007
 
there is never really a good time to start trying but I personally think its best to have them young as there is less chance of anything going wrong etc.
Answered By: angelcakes - 4/20/2007
 
hmm this is interesting. I always say there is no real time frame to start. You are never really "READY" for a baby. There is always something that comes along or think I wasnt ready for this. Every child is a blessing and God will bless you with your child when he thinks the time is right. Good Luck! It's an... More
Answered By: Jo - 4/20/2007
 
I had my 1st at 21, I'm 23 and 17 wks pregnant (hooray!). But I know 40yr olds not ready for kids. It's not age, it's situation. If you both feel it's right, then it is. But it's hard bloody work. Good luck x
Answered By: siany warny - 4/20/2007
 
never wait until you are financially stable, coz no-one ever has thousands of pounds put aside for having children, so i say when ever you and ur partner are ready for children. all the best 4 the future
Answered By: sweetie - 4/20/2007
 
Whenever you feel financially and emotionally stable. Obviously a baby takes up a large part of your life so whenever your ready for that then go for it. Good luck xx
Answered By: lucyenyc - 4/20/2007
 
age 20 or older
Answered By: Chibug - 4/20/2007
 
The female body is most prepared an able to cope extremely well with pregnancy from 20 to 25 this is a good age range to have children for your sake and the bodys,later than this is still okay but it can take much longer to concieve and also you have a lower chance of the pregnancy being succsessful
Answered By: Kedi - 4/20/2007
 
The best time is when you are financially, and emotionally ready. I guess the answer of "what age" may be different for everyone, but for me personally, knowing what I know now. I would suggest waiting until atleast 30, but definitely not before 25. That's just my opinion. Good luck with whatever choice you make... More
Answered By: brancie23 - 4/20/2007
 
There is never a "best age" to start a family, you know when your ready and thats the best time for you and your partner x
Answered By: emma R - 4/21/2007
 
when you feel the time is right but since you all are living together playing house you should get married.I played house for five years and eventually we got married and not ttc.
Answered By: ronetta - 4/22/2007
 
it depends on the person, you are both working and are at a good age id say. people feel ready to be parents at different times. some people are more career focused etc. im 22 so id be 23 when having a baby and feel ready :)
Answered By: pussycatdoll - 4/23/2007
 
The only people who can answer that question is you and your partner, at the end of the day no-one else knows the ins and outs of your relationship but from what you have said you seem to be in a good place at the moment, you have your own house and have a job... More
Answered By: Nimsay 05 - 4/23/2007
 
Sounds like a good time to me, but only you can decide when your ready. Make sure both get a complete check-up, look through both family histories for any genetic defects or problem conceiving & get good prenatal care. Good luck!
Answered By: aniyunwiyakamama - 4/23/2007
 
Its a question only you can answer. There is no miracle time that means everything will be perfect. IVe met parents of 14 and parents of 40 and each has had a unique experience... More
Answered By: bbwbabe74 - 4/24/2007
 
23 is fine age doesnt matter its if your ready which counts girl
Answered By: cala s - 4/24/2007
 
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