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The Best Age To Have A Child According To Science

Economic issues, lengthy educational careers, and personal preference now mean that for many people, the time when they are the most fertile may no longer be the best or most practical time for them to have a baby.

In this article, we look at factors that contribute to the best time to have a baby. We also explain the biological limits on males and females, the emotional and financial effects, and what to do if a person misses their ideal age to conceive.

Over the past three decades, there has been a steady increase in the average age of parents. Advances in fertility science mean that people can, literally, put their eggs or sperm on ice and delay the start of parenthood.

Many large companies, such as Apple, Facebook and Google, now offer egg freezing to employees as part of their healthcare package. Putting off having a baby has never been easier or more socially acceptable. But is it a good thing?

There are three things to consider. Will your child be healthy? Will you get pregnant? How much will it cost? Parents have a moral obligation to give their child the best start in life. The scientific data is clear.

Deciding if and when you’re ready to become a parent can be challenging. It can feel like no time is the exact right time until it happens. While the answer is ultimately different for everyone, there is apparently an age that research has found to be the best.

 The "right" age to have a child according to your biological clock is under 35 for women and under 40 for men. According to The Wall Street Journal, there is an ideal time in your life to get pregnant and that is up until age 35. So, biologically-speaking, the best age for a woman to get pregnant is in her late twenties. By then, her body is mature enough to actually carry a baby.

What do you think is the ideal age to start a family? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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