A mom is someone who does the job of ten people for free. Yes, it could prove to be a thankless job down the road, yet almost every woman out there looks forward to the title of mom more than the title of a queen.
So, what is the perfect age range to be an awesome mom? At what age, it could prove to be a blessing and not a burden? For all those who are looking forward to being a mom, there are some fresh conclusions researchers have gathered in the recent years. We will find out about them now.
Let’s talk some numbers
Believe it or not, the average age of first time moms have seen a drastic bump over the years. It’s higher than ever before. The average age of first-time mom was around 25 in 2000. In 2014, the average age was around 26. The numbers seemed pretty close until 2014.
Well, all of this has changed drastically in the recent years. For instance, women considering pregnancy in their 40’s have increased by 20 to 30% when compared to previous years. A new study performed at the University of Southern California states that giving birth after 35 offers mental and emotional benefits to a mom. Another study states that 34 is the perfect age to be a mom.
Let’s get to the preferred age
With the first birth numbers showing no signs of slowing down, the age bracket for first-time moms has widened quite a bit. Industry experts state that 20 to 35 are the preferred ages for motherhood. Biologically speaking, the early twenties and the late teens are the best periods to be a mom because the fertility takes a hit in older women. As a result, certain complications can arise during pregnancy.
But, then what is the sociological best age to be a mom, considering the fact that a woman leads a scattered life in her late teens and early twenties? It definitely has to be the thirties and forties. By this time, a woman finally settles down both emotionally and financially.
Is there really an ideal age?
Generally speaking, a woman in her thirties or forties is less likely to pull up risky stunts in life. However, there are certain downsides attached with late pregnancy as well. Historically, miscarriage rates are high in late pregnancy, generally when a woman gets pregnant in her 40’s or 50’s.
Moreover, moms in their older years are not all that biologically fit or fertile enough. Practically speaking, there is no generic ‘ideal age’ for motherhood. Almost every woman out there structures her own life first before involving a new member in the family.
A woman giving birth in her 20’s is left with endless energy to take care of her kids. A woman giving birth in her 30’s gets the opportunity to establish her career and still have a baby. A woman in her 40’s gets social, emotional, and financial benefits from late motherhood.
At the end of the day, every woman has to take her own call over here because lots of things have to be factored in over here such as the person’s health, personality, finances, energy level, and overall perspective on life.