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24/03/2013 at 18:59
Just watching a 16 year old on The Baby Bomb and a she was saying she thought 23 was old to become mum! I was 25 when I got pregnant, 26 when I had S and felt young. I suppose partly because I was the first of our group of frienda to have a baby. Also I guess because he goes to nursery so the mins tend to be a bit older by the fact you have to earn a fair whack to pay for nursery, where as perhaps very young mums are less likely to use nurseries? I always expected to be about 29-30 when I had number one.
So hold old were you and how old did you feel?
24/03/2013 at 19:02
Wow if 23 is old to become a mum I must be ancient. I'm nearly 33 and no children yet!
I don't feel 32 though - in fact last week when we were meeting with banks to sort the mortgage they asked how old I was and I struggled to remember. I still feel about 27/28 years old.
24/03/2013 at 19:04
I was 28 with I had Joshua and felt fairly average but old for my village which had quite a few very young mums. I definitely feel quite young now at 33 to be having #3 but again old for our village - one of our school mums became a gran at 34 a few years ago!
Youngish without being a teen mum. I was 23.
24/03/2013 at 19:06
I felt pretty average, I was 27 when i had Isla
Margot- I remember you saying about her!
I guess where you live definitely makes a difference too
24/03/2013 at 19:07
I think of myself as young. Married at 22, was 23 when we conceived and 24 when we had A.
Like WH we are the first in our group of friends to get married or have a baby, so I suppose that skews your view on things.
Raincloud - a woman in my exercise class last week asked how old I was, I told her I was 23, realised I was wrong, and then had to really think about it!!
I would think of young as up to about 27-28, then average up to about 34-35.
24/03/2013 at 19:13
Was just having this conversation on FB oddly!
I'm 25 and am one of the oldest at the baby groups i've been to so far! My H is only 22!! We also had no one who looked over 30 at our ante-natal. Though we live on an army garrison and generally, we have babies early.. I was just saying that when you think you retire at 40 years of age, you work back from there, so it's natural to have kids young.
Here many of the moms are stay at home Moms as our rents are so low, we can afford to be at home, so you can't really judge it by looking who is at nursery here TBH. And some of the new post uni grads earn a lot more than the older unqualified generation that seem to live around here as civilians.
24/03/2013 at 19:16
I think it does depend on your circumstances. I'm 26, 27 not long after baby is due and I feel average amongst my friends and colleagues. I have got some friends same age who I'm say we're too young but that's more relating to their circumstances, likewise another friend of mine is 40 in the summer (does not look it!) and became a mum last year and although age wise I'd class her as older, I think she's average due to her circumstances etc. if that makes sense.
24/03/2013 at 19:18
I was 33 when I had C, I didn't feel old, but I do now! I'll be 38 at least by the time we have another, so feeling ancient now!
24/03/2013 at 19:19
I'm 26 and feel fairly young, I'm the youngest in most of my baby groups
24/03/2013 at 19:23
I was 27 with L and felt young. My best friend I met at post natal groups was 40, I was one of the youngest at groups.
With Isaac I'm average age (31) and put of my friends from isaacs post natal group I'm the youngest by 7 months
24/03/2013 at 19:25
I generally feel pretty average at 28, but feel young compared to my friends, none of whom are having children yet.
24/03/2013 at 19:28
Young, but then I was 17 when I became pg, and 18 when I had him.
Was 25 when pg with J, and I felt past it.
24/03/2013 at 19:29
I was just 25 when N was born and felt young as again I was the first among my friends, fresh out of uni, youngest at groups. I still feel quite young now in some ways as wherever I go I'm the youngest. Here in Geneva most mums seem to be around 35-45 mark for first children.
24/03/2013 at 19:34
I feel pretty average overall- I was 27 when I had J and I would guess at our baby groups that most of us are between 23 and 33. When I fell pregnant I felt really young as we were the only ones married and pregnant in our group of friends, there are now one pregnant an another couple planning a baby so I feel a lot more 'normal'.
24/03/2013 at 19:35
I was 26 when I had my 1st and felt quite young. Out of a group of 10 I met at aqua natal I was the 3rd youngest I think, I'd say the average age of the group then was around 30. I'll be 30 when I have baby number 3 and think that's young to have 3 kids
24/03/2013 at 19:46
I was 27 with no 1, had her at 28. Whilst it didn't feel young to me it became clear that it is very young compared to the average around here which I would put at 35/36. I always really stood out at groups etc and struggled to make friends as I was in such a different place to all of the other mums. I am probably closer to the average age for first time mums now at 34 even though I am expecting my 3rd!
24/03/2013 at 19:54
I am 25 (had to check) and I think that I am average but when I compare myself to old school friends and the other mums at a baby group I go to, it's quite old. Most of my school friends are onto their 2nd of 3rd now, I am one of the only ones to be married. At the BF group that I sometimes go to I am the youngest by far.
There will probably not be any more babies here for at least 4 years so 29ish at the earliest, going by our TTC history it's more likely to be well into our 30's.
24/03/2013 at 19:56
I feel old but I know I shouldnt. Im nearly 27, when my parents were 27 they had me (their second). A few of my friends have three or more children having started really early (some at 15). There are others though that havent settled with a partner or had children with previous partners but for the settled ones Im a late starter.
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