When is the right time to have a baby?

right time to have babies

What is the one definite age for woman to have kids
Ages between 20 and 35 are considered as most conducive for women to have babies. According to leading Obstetricians and Gynaecologists ages 20 to 35 are the best for a woman to have a child, as women of 35 and above may have reduced fertility and so find it harder to conceive, even more so once they hit 40. A case of a 40-year-old woman carrying her first child who experienced stillbirth is cited. The stillbirth rate is one in 200 across all ages, but higher for older women. The predicament is that, while younger would-be mothers can resolve to try again for another baby, the chances to have another baby in older woman are very less.

20 to 25 years

According to medical researchers, women of 20 to 25 years are primed for pregnancy. Their fertility levels are high and health risks such as hypertension or gestational diabetes are very low. Research studies have proved that, the younger a woman is when her first baby is born, the lower is her lifetime breast cancer risk. Younger women can easily regain the pre-pregnancy body as their fascia (tissues of the waistline) is not stretched out. Also, the younger her eggs, the lesser are the risk of chromosomal abnormality, especially Down syndrome in babies.

26 to 34 years

As natural fertility of women gradually declines at 30, two possible risks include reduced fertility and greater rate of Cesarean section. Other possible risks at the age include miscarriages and Down syndrome due to chromosomal abnormality. However, there are also the beneficial aspects of having babies between 26 to 34 years. Mothers are more mature and intellectually superior to guide their wards in studies. It was proved that, children born to mothers who were 30 or older scored higher in high school tests than those born to younger mothers.

35 to 40 years

In the age group of 35 to 40 years, womens fertility rate is very low. There are greater chances for pregnant women of this age to suffer from hypertension, over-weight and gestational diabetes. The risks for the mothers of this age may be seen as miscarriages and chromosomal abnormalities.

40 years and more

According to researchers, women of 40 years and above often suffer from age and weight related health issues which prominently include gestational diabetes, urinary incontinence and uterine prolapse. Menopause at 45 and above permanently negates each woman’s chances to have babies. During and after menopause, women increasingly confront the risk of heart diseases and osteoporosis (bone-thinning disorder).


Commonly, 20 to 35 years is the right age for a woman to have a baby. There are many influencing factors viz. the woman’s health, energy, personality and perspective on life. While some women who are in their early 20s may suffer from chronic diseases and hence present lesser energy levels, few other women in their 30s and 40s may be healthier with excellent lifestyle habits.

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