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How old were you when you had your first child?

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Did you want to have him/her earlier in life?  Later in life?  Or was it perfect timing?  I honestly would've liked to have my son earlier, being that he's my only child and I was 30 when I had him. 

by on May. 14, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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Eightmunchkins
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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I was 17 when I had my first child. I married her father.. :) We have now been married for 12 1/2 years & now have 8 munchkins! :) Proud to say we have definitely beat the statistics!

AmyD43
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 9:00 PM
22 - 1st baby
31- 2nd
9 years apart
We were not sure we wanted another but after I finish school we decided on another
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alwardah
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 4:42 AM
I was 21 after two years of my marriage
dawny36
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I was 34 when I had my first and that was fine for me, I wasn't ready any earlier, I got married at 33 and then got pregnant right away.  I'm now 36 and just had a miscarriage last month but we're gonna try for another.  I think 30 is young.

CTSBrandy
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 1:09 PM

My son was born two weeks before my 20th birthday. I know a lot of people think I had a child too young, but he was exactly what I needed in my life at that time. He helped me grow up, far more than i ever would have imagined, and he's an amazing human being.

tracyivy
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 3:31 PM

I was 19

tracyivy
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I was 19,with my first,26,with my second,and 31,with my last.I had a hysterectomy,at 35,due to cervical cancer.

brooklyn.katz
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I had my first at 24, second at 27, third at 30, and fourth at 33, I believe. I love how they're spaced out because not only are they all girls, but they're all close enough in age that they can have a very strong bond. Also, it makes me somewhere in between; not a teen mom, but not an "old" mom.

Momwithagap
by on Oct. 17, 2012 at 4:28 PM

i was 25 for my first and 31 for my 2nd. There is never a perfect age for kids, its for each family to decide whats best for them. I don't believe you can EVER be Financially prepared though. Goodness its expensive. 

cbg71411
by on Oct. 17, 2012 at 5:58 PM

I had my first son when I was 28. After 5 1/2 years of trying and 6 surgeries for endometriosis. and my second son was born when I was 30 after 1 surgery.

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