Is There An Ideal Time? Starting A Family Now Vs. Waiting
Love. Marriage. Career. Baby.
Everyone has a different order when it comes to when and how they do things. No matter what others around you are doing, you need to make the best decision for your situation.
Children can be a huge blessing but also are a life-long commitment. Here are some common reasons to consider starting a family sooner than later and reasons to wait.
You’re in your prime. Unfortunately, the whole “biological clock” thing is a reality. Most women are in their prime to have children during their 20s and early 30s. While this won’t guarantee against complications, it does tend to make things easier.
You found Mr. Right. People can spend a lifetime searching for “the one.” Do count your blessings if you meet them sooner than later.
Both you and your partner want kids soon. Sometimes there’s no reason to wait to have children if it’s something you both want. Tons of couples make the decision to start a family now opposed to many years down the road. Hopefully, you have your finances in order.
You can enjoy an empty house faster. Get your party materials ready. Let’s be honest here, parents who have children earlier in life will enjoy an empty nest when they reach their mid-life years.
Are young enough to keep up? Children sure do have a way of zapping your energy. When you make the decision to start a family sooner than later, you still have youth on your side.
You want to be around for future generations. If you want to be around to see your children start their own families, you might want to get started soon. Those who wait super long might not be as active for grandchildren–or even see them should your kids hold off for a period of time.
Infertility (if needed) is costly. At some point it could very well be harder to conceive naturally. Infertility treatments typically aren’t covered by insurance and can cost upwards of $20,000 per individual treatment.