what age should someone stop having children

Lakisha - posted on 01/23/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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i had my first kid at 16 but stayed in school got a job then at 19 i had another i have my own place and im taking care of my little cousin thats 14, im 32 and i feel like im ready again to have a baby what do you think?

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Rachel - posted on 01/24/2011

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there is no magic number for when to stop, if you are healthy and financially stable enough then id say go for it. but make sure you take in all the factors of weather its right for your family but i definately wouldnt make age the deciding factor

Brittany - posted on 01/26/2011

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I feel like it's a very personal choice, you need to think about how old you'll be at different stages in your child's life and ask yourself "will I have the energy to keep up and participate at a level I'd like to?" If you feel like you can then do it, if not, you might not want to.

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Sarah - posted on 02/24/2011

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i agree with the other ladies, menopause is when you're too old for kids lol. 32 is pretty much the average age to start having kids so its definitely not too old for more! You've got another 10 years of baby making left ahead of you before it starts to be a bit too old. go for it!

Ashleigh Jade - posted on 02/24/2011

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If you think your ready then go for it! And i agree with an earlier comment menopause is natures way of saying no more. Just make sure your completely happy with your decision :)

Ashley - posted on 01/25/2011

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I dont think age matters! one of my moms friends just had her first baby and shes 40!if you are ready for another one then go for it!

Jodie - posted on 01/24/2011

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Go for it! If that is what will make you happy. I mean, my mum had me when she was 40 and stopped after me because she had had 9 children all up, but only has 8 left. But if you feel your ready for another new bundle, go for it.

User - posted on 01/24/2011

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i think when women should stop having children is when they hit menopause. til then they should have as many as space and finances allows! go for it!

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If it's what you want, Go for it! 32 is not too old at all. In fact it's pretty normal really. Your 32, not 42 =p

Toni - posted on 01/24/2011

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That is totally up to you unfortunately.
Only you know your body and your mind. If you feel ready, then you are ready.

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