Debate question: Having a child/ren after 40ish
I have read several post today about woman having children past 40ish. Some said it was selfish because the child could lose the parent(s) to death (younger parents could also die leaving the child parentless). While others say the child could have health risk because the mother is older. WE all know that there are health risk even if the mother is 20 and yes it can increase when mom is over 35 but not in every case. Some woman said they waited to have children because they were established (career,home ETC...) and felt it was best for them. And most know that we have some who have a ooppss baby (they are a blessing) and they turn out to be a life changer for the better for the family.
I know we have many sisters in here who could share their amazing after 40ish baby stories. Maybe if some of these "negative" woman see that having a baby after 40ish isnt as bad as they think or as selfish then maybe they will stop judging.
I am 50ish and have a 8 year old. I know I am adopting but I am not alone as there are over 3 million parents past 40ish who are raising children that the "younger" generation wasnt ready for and we had to step in. So you see I rather a woman take the risk if her DR says they are healthy enough and wait until they are ready rather than someone like me having to raise a child that the parent wasnt ready for.