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Is age even an issue?

Let's face it, women can have babies from the time she starts till the time she stops. So from about 12-50 or so.... Does it really matter how old someone is? What is important, I would hope is that you have the proper ability to care for your child. I don't know why there would be any bashing, after all it is something that God gave women the ability of doing.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:25 AM on Feb. 26, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Infants born to teen mothers are one and a third times more likely to be born prematurely, and 50 percent more likely to be low birthweight babies (under 5.5 pounds). Low birthweight and prematurity raise the probability of a number of adverse conditions, including infant death, blindness, deafness, mental retardation and cerebral palsy.

    Children born to single teenage mothers "are more likely to drop out of school, to give birth out of wedlock, to divorce or separate, and to become dependent on welfare, compared to children with older parents." Sons of adolescent mothers are almost 3 times more likely to be incarcerated than sons of mothers who delay childbearing until older.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 1:34 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • There are definitely some age-related issues with the health and viability of the eggs. But beyond that, age isn't an issue.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:29 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • You gain the ability to be impregnated early in puberty, but years before your body and brain are fully developed and mature. There are chemical differences between the brain of an adolescent and the brain of an adult, and a teen is more likely to act rashly and against their own best interests or those of their child specifically because of those imbalances. The body is less likely to handle the birth as well as a mature woman, leading to lower birth rate, higher risk of complications, and higher danger to the mother.

    Its like a piece of fruit - you can eat the fruit the day you see it first start to emerge in late spring, but it will make you sick. The longer you wait, the less likely it is to make you sick. On day one or day 60 it's still an edible piece of fruit, but the mature one is very different from the new one.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • Huh??
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:30 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • In addition to its personal impact on the lives of women and children, teen pregnancy results in tremendous public cost. From 1985 to 1990, public cost related to teenage childbearing totaled $120.3 billion, which includes AFDC, Medicaid, and food stamps.

    Some studies have identified a large proportion of teen pregnancies fathered by adult men; other studies show an association between childhood sexual victimization and earlier onset of voluntary sexual activity and other health compromising attitudes and behaviors.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 1:34 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • I think 25-30 is a good child bearing age. Maybe 25-33.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:37 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • yes age matters!! my mom was 35 when she had me ( i was the third child) and in my opinion, that was just tooooo old!! there was to much of an age difference..times change, and 35 years is a big gap!! and not only that my dad is 10 years older than my mom..so yaaaa..to old! i remember so many times when my parents would come to my highschool sports games, and people would say to me ohh thats so nice your grandparents come and watch you..and im like yaaa those are my PARENTS!! i hated it!!
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 1:41 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • I do not feel age in numbers is the problem I feel age in the mental state is. Only being 21, I am a very damn good mother I am with my daughter everyday, I teach her how to read, speak, dance, understand, and how a good mother should be. A family member of mine is 27 and has not seen her kids in 4 months. My mother is 43 and has not seen ANY of her five kids in over 3 years. A woman I work with is 34 and has two kids, they cuss and in general bad behaved. A woman I know from church is 23, 2 kids and should win the mother or the year. Therefore, no matter your age in number, what matters is the parent her self.
    1ontheway

    Answer by 1ontheway at 1:42 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • http://www.doh.wa.gov/Topics/teenpreg.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_pregnancy

    http://www.womenshealthchannel.com/teenpregnancy/index.shtml#baby

    http://www.ripnroll.com/teenpregnancy.htm

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teenagepregnancy.html

    http://ezinearticles.com/?A-Look-at-Teen-Parenting-Statistics&id=605609

    http://ssw.unc.edu/fcrp/Cspn/vol1_no1/teen_pregnancy_and_parenting.htm

    ...yea. Although there are some incredible teen parents out there. ...it is not the majority.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 1:46 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

  • Alexis when you are 35 one day you will not think its old.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:48 AM on Feb. 26, 2009

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