What age in your opinion is too early for a planned pregnancy?

Kayla - posted on 01/06/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )




I want to get opinions on what age people think is too young for a planned pregnancy. In my opinion I think it has a lot more to do with maturity rather than age but I am curious what everyone has to say. I am 19 years old, I will be 20 in less than 5 months. I am married, I have been together with my husband for 4 years. I moved out at 15 due to my parents not being there and my husband and I have been living together ever since. My husband is a contractor, he has his own business. I can't wait to start a family and I know he will make a great husband, he is amazing. I cannot wait to be a mother, when I see a baby I just think of how beautiful they are and how I can't wait to hold my own someday. Is planning a pregnancy at my age too young?


Gena - posted on 01/07/2014




Seeing you are married,have income i think there is no problem planning to get pregnant. I also planned to get pregnant when i was 20 and married.. 3days after my 21 bday i found out i was pregnant and its all working real well,married to a wonderful man and have a great son.So i dont think you are too young,but thats just my personal point of view.Btw i have a friend that was married with 19 and has 2kids now,she is also still married and it works out fine for them. Just know that going to partys after having a child isnt easy(i dont drink and go party) and that friends in your age might start distancing,i think its because you wont have alot incommen after having a child.The friends i had in my age all disapeard suddenly because i couldnt go out late at night with a baby and also when they came over i think they had enough of only talking about the kid..but the nice thing is you meet other mothers and develop other friendships :)Good luck if you would like to ask me anything else about being a mom in that age feel free to ask.


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Amy - posted on 01/07/2014




It's a matter of personal preference, although I have always been mature for my age I didn't want a child at 19 I was getting a college degree and earning money. I also lived on my own at that point. If your husband left you would you be able to provide financially for yourself and your child? Because that is a possibility. Then my final question would be is your husband ready to start a family?

Kayla - posted on 01/07/2014




Thank you for your comment! It is nice to know I am not alone at wanting to plan a pregnancy at this age. I do not do drugs, smoke weed, or cigarettes even. I also do not drink anymore, I had not had a sip of alcohol for over a year. My husband doesn't do any of that either. He has not had a drink for over 3 years. I do not go to parties and I barely even have friends my age as I do not act like many of the 19 year olds in my town. Due to the fact mostly that I had to grow up fast and I think drunk people in my opinion at least act too irresponsibly for me to handle.

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