Nowadays, more and more people decide to have children later in their life. What are the reasons? Do advantages of this outweigh disadvantages?
The contemporary generation reckons the idea of having offsprings at a later age in life. However, the advantage of getting more time for career progression clearly outweighs the disadvantage of pregnancy complications at an older age. A decade back couples used to become parents in their mid 20s, but nowadays people prefer not to take responsibilities at an early age. This belief comes with a major disadvantage of having complicated deliveries and inborn diseases in children. For instance, the survey conducted by Parenting health forum, NY, revealed the statistics that 78% of couples who got pregnant after 35 faced complications in conceiving as well as delivering a baby. Furthermore, 5 couples admitted the fact that their child is suffering from down syndrome due to pregnancy complications. Today young couples are not making babies until 5-10 years of marriage. The underlying advantage is that they get a substantial time to grow into careers as a team. Which gives them social recognition and a great lifestyle. For example, London institute of health carried a survey of couples getting pregnant in their 20s and another who got pregnant in the 30s. The data showed that parents in age group of 20-30 are more anxious about future and responsibilities as compared to above 30s who are ready to handle it with maturity. This comes from the well planned couples as they attain a good career platform by this time and plans the baby's future with better resources. In conclusion, becoming parents at an early age can be healthy for a lady, however making a baby at a later age helps with parenting the child with maturity and greater resources.
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