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What age do you think is the "standard" age for the birth of a first child?

I am sure it has changed a little since our grandparents' generations...but regardless of when you had your first, what do you think is typical?

I think early 20s is the standard right now...maybe 23 or 24?

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Asked by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 10:34 PM on May. 20, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • I think it's more around 26-30 nowadays. Women seem to want to wait until they have a career established.

    Answer by amberdawnbarr at 10:37 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • late twenties

    Answer by matthewscandi at 10:43 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • Early twenties. Although I had my first born at 27

    Answer by MMXI at 11:20 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • Mid 20s??? IDK

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 11:21 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • I think the perfect age to have your first child is 22-24. Although I had my first at 18 and my second at 22.

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 11:22 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • I think late 20's, early 30's.

    I was 22 and unmarried when pregnant with my first and ALL the other couples in my birthing class appeared to be 5-10 years older than us, maybe more.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 11:42 PM on May. 20, 2011

  • Whenever the parents are mature enough to handle the responsibility of another person's life. I know some extremely responsible teenagers who made great parents as well as some 40 year olds who I am thrilled never had kids. It all depends on the maturity of the individuals.

    Answer by hill_star03 at 12:04 AM on May. 21, 2011

  • I will guess thirty.

    I know a lot of women that TTC and have their first after their thirties but Cafemom shows me that many have babies in their teens & 20's so about thirty seems average.

    Answer by doulala at 2:35 AM on May. 21, 2011

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